13 May, 2013

New species of Alloscorpiops from Laos and Thailand

Frantisek Kovarik and co-workers published last week a paper describing a new species of Alloscorpiops Vachon, 1980 (Euscorpiidae) from Thailand and Laos.

Alloscorpiops wongpromi Kovarik, Soleglad & Kosulic, 2013

An identification key to all species in the genus is presented.

Alloscorpiops wongpromi sp. n. from Thailand and Laos is described and compared with all other species of the genus Alloscorpiops Vachon, 1980. A key is presented to all species of the genus. A. wongpromi sp. n. is characterized mainly by a higher number of trichobothria on the patella, which has 33–37 external and 21–22 ventral trichobothria, and a dark-colored telson. The subgenus Laoscorpiops Lourenço, 2013 is synonymized with the nom-inotypical subgenus, because it was based on misinterpretation of the trichobothrial pattern, with two ventral accessory trichobothria on the chela regarded as part of the external Eb series.

Kovarik F, Soleglad ME, Kosulic O. Alloscorpiops wongpromi sp. n. from Thailand and Laos (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae). Euscorpius. 2013 (160):1-12. [Free full text]

Family Euscorpiidae

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