23 September, 2013

A new Euscorpiops from Laos

Wilson Lourenco has published a new species of Euscorpiops from Laos in the September issue of Acta Arachnologica.

Wilson Lourenco has recently described a new species of Euscorpiops Vachon, 1980 (Euscorpiidae) from Laos.

Euscorpiops alexandreanneorum Lourenco, 2013

The new species, so far only known from a male specimen, was fown in a limestone wall, 2.2 meters from the ground.

Euscorpiops alexandreanneorum sp. .n., belonging to the family Euscorpiidae Laurie, is described on the basis on a single male specimen collected in the north of the Province of Luangprabang, District of Muang Ngoi, Laos. The new species is characterized by slender body, very elongated pedipalps and particular trichobothrial pattern. The new scorpion taxon may represent yet another endemic element for the fauna of Laos.

Lourenco WR. A new species of Euscorpiops Vachon 1980 from Laos (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae: Scorpiopinae). Acta Arachnologica. 2013;62(1):23-7.

Thanks to professor Lourenco for sending me his paper!

Family Euscorpiidae

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