22 July, 2013

New species of Buthus from Egypt

I've been on holliday for a few weeks, but the publication of scorpion literature does not rest. There have been several new papers published during my vacation and I will blog about these in the week to come.

Andrea Rossi has discovered a new species of Buthus Leach, 1815 (Buthidae) from northern Egypt.

Buthus adrianae Rossi, 2013

There is now five valid Buthus species in Egypt, and an identification key for the species is provided in the paper.

A new species of the genus Buthus Leach, 1815 is described from northern Egypt, near to the Mediterranean coast. Buthus adrianae sp. n. shows morphological and geographical affinity with Buthus orientalis Lourenço & Simon, 2012 recorded from Alexandria. A discussion about the distribution of the species of the genus Buthus in Egypt and an identification key are also proposed.

Rossi A. A new species of the genus Buthus Leach, 1815 from Egypt (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Riv Mus Cic Sc Nat "E Caffi" Bergamo. 2013;26:187-94. [Free full text]

Thanks to Diego Facheris and Andrea Rossi for sending me this paper!

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