06 June, 2013

A new Tityus from Ecuador

Wilson Lourenco and Eric Ythier have recently published a new species of Tityus C. L. Koch, 1836 (Buthidae) from Ecuador.

Tityus crassicauda Lourenco & Ythier, 2013

A new species of Tityus, subgenus Atreus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) is described from the Province of Pichincha in the Ecuadorian Andes. Ecuadorian scorpion fauna remains one of the less well studied among those of South America. Nevertheless, some comments are addressed about its remarkable diversity and high level of endemic elements.

Lourenço W, Ythier E. The remarkable scorpion diversity in the Ecuadorian Andes and description of a new species of Tityus C. L. Koch, 1836 (Scorpiones, Buthidae). ZooKeys. 2013 (307):1-13. [Free full text?]

Thanks to Dr. Lourenco and Eric Ythier for sending me their paper!

Family Buthidae

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