04 February, 2013

A review on Hottentotta in Iran

Shahrokh Navidpour has recently published a review on the species of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 occurring in Iran. Seven species is so far reported from this country and an identification key for the species is provided.

Hottentotta is one of the most widely distributed genera of the family Buthidae, with species present throughout Africa, the Arabian Peninsula, and in Asia to Pakistan and India. Recently, Kovarik (2007) revised genus of Hottentotta in the world and reported 29 different species-group name in the genus of Hottentotta. Hottentotta is one of the six medical important scorpions of Iran that distributed in almost all parts of country. So, in this article morphological and morphometrical characters of six species of Hottentotta for better distinguishing have been described.

Navidpour S. A review study on Hottentotta Birula, 1908, (Scorpionida:Buthidae) species collected from Iran. Archives of Razi Institute. 2012;67(2):93-100. [Free full text]

Thanks to Gerard Dupre for sending me this paper!

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