09 January, 2013

Description of the male of Tityus raquelae

Wilson Lourenco has published an article describing the male of Tityus raquelae Lourenco, 1988 (Buthidae) from Brazil and a discussion about the taxonomic position om this species.

A precise description of the male of Tityus (Tityus) raquelae Lourenço, 1988 is presented, based on one specimen collected in Rio Preto da Eva, Amazonas State. This locality is very close to the original type locality, km 12 of the road between Manaus and Itacoatiara. The description of the male of T. raquelae brings new evidence about the taxonomic position of this species in relation to Tityus (Tityus) strandi Werner, 1939, a species also described from the Brazilian Amazon.

Lourenco WR. Descrição do macho de Tityus (Tityus) raquelae Lourenço, 1988 (Scorpiones, Buthidae), espécie da Amazônia Brasileira. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2012 (21):65-8.

Thanks to professor Wilson Lourenco for sending me his article!

Family Buthidae

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