24 June, 2013

New species of Grosphus from Madagascar

Wilson Lourenco has discovered a new species of Grosphus Simon, 1880 (Buthidae) from Central Madagascar.

Grosphus rossii Lourenco, 2013

A new species of scorpion belonging to the genus Grosphus (Buthidae) is described from the Central region of Madagascar. By its general morphology and pattern of coloration it shows clear affinities with species found in the Southwest portion of the island. The discovery of one more new species of Grosphus in the island brings further evidence to the existence of patterns of micro-endemism among Malagasy scorpions.

Lourenco WR. A new species of Grosphus Simon, 1880 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from Central Madagascar. Entomologische Mitteilungen aus dem Zoologischen Museum Hamburg. 2013;16(189):57-62.

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me his paper!

Family Buthidae

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