02 April, 2013

A new Lychas from Laos

Wilson Lourenco recently described a new Lychas C. L. Kock, 1845 (Buthidae) from Laos.

Lychas aberlenci Lourenco, 2013

A new species, Lychas aberlenci sp. n., is described from the rainforest canopy of Khammouane Province in Laos. The new species is characterized by a moderate size as compared to the congeners, the total length of the male measuring 49.8 mm. The coloration is pale yellowish to reddish-yellow with a conspicuous inverted triangle, blackish spot at the anterior margin of the carapace. The pectines arewith 29-30 teeth in the male, the highest number so far observed in a Lychas species; fulcra are present, being conspicuous. With the description of L. aberlenci sp. n., the number of known Lychas species in Laos is increased to three.

Lourenco WR. Scorpions from the rainforest canopy of Laos, with the descrption of a new species of Lychas C. L. Koch, 1845 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Arthropoda Selecta. 2013;22(1):33-40.

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me his paper!

Family Buthidae

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