31 March, 2013

A new Alloscorpiops from Laos

Wilson Lourenco has recently described a new subgenus and species of Alloscorpiops Vachon, 1980 (Euscorpiidae) from Laos.

Laosscorpiops Lourenco, 2013 (new subgenus).
Alloscorpiops calmonti Lourenco, 2013 (new species belonging to the new subgenus).

Please note that this paper was published before Frantisek Kovariks recent paper on Alloscorpiops published a few days ago, and the authors probably didn't know about the other's new species.

Alloscorpiops (Laoscorpiops) calmonti subgen. n., sp. n., belonging to the family Euscorpiidae Laurie, is described on the basis of single female specimen collected in the Pathoumphone District of southern Laos. This new scorpion taxon may represent yet another endemic element for the fauna of Laos. The new subgenus is characterized by a previously unknown and possible unique trichobothrial pattern.

Lourenco WR. A new subgenus and species of Alloscorpiops Vachon, 1980 from Laos (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae, Scorpiopinae); implications for the taxonomy of the group. Comptes Rendus - Biologies. 2013;336:51-5. [Subscription required for full text]

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me his paper!

Family Euscorpiidae

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