28 June, 2013

Scorpiops kraepelini restored to species status

Wilson Lourenco has recently restored Scorpiops kraepelini Lourenco, 1998 (Euscorpiidae) from Pakistan to species status. It has previously been in synonymization with Scorpiops lindbergi Vachon, 1980.

Scorpiops kraepelini Lourenço, 1998, described from Pakistan and previously placed in the synonymy of Scorpiops lindbergi Vachon, 1980 from Afghanistan, is revalidated. A more accurate analysis of several characters in both species clearly demonstrates that this synonymy is invalid and that it was based on a subjective and unjustified decision.

Lourenco WR. Sur l’identite de deux especes du genre Scorpiops Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae, Scorpiopinae). Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2013 (22):67-9.

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me his paper!

Family Euscorpiidae

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