27 June, 2013

Three new species of Ananteris from Brazil

Wilson Lourenco and co-workers are still updating our knowledge on South American scorpions. This time three new species of Ananteris Thorell, 1891 (Buthidae) are described from Brazil.

Ananteris camacan Lourenco, Giupponi & Leguin, 2013
Ananteris desiderio Lourenco, Giupponi & Leguin, 2013
Ananteris infuscata Lourenco, Giupponi & Leguin, 2013

Three new species of the genus Ananteris Thorell have been discovered in Brazil. Ananteris desiderio sp. n., Ananteris camacan sp. n. and Ananteris infuscata sp. n. are respectively described from specimens collected in the regions of São Desidério, Camacã, Rebio UNA and Jequié in the state of Bahia, and Grão Mogol and Novo Horizonte in the state of Minas Gerais, Brazil. New records are also proposed for Ananteris luciae Lourenço, Ananteris mauryi Lourenço and Ananteris franckei Lourenço. The number of known Ananteris species known in the scorpion fauna of Brazil is now raised to 24.

Lourenco WR, Giupponi APL, Leguin E-A. Description of three more new species of the genus Ananteris Thorell, 1891 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from Brazil. An Acad Bras Cienc. 2013;85(2):371-87. [Free full text - Link to Table of Content page because direct link to issue didn't work when I tested]

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me his recent paper!

Family Buthidae

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