05 September, 2013

New data on rare Butheoloides in Morocco

Touloun & Boumezzough have recently reported the second finding of the rare scorpion Butheoloides slimanii Lourenco, 2010 (Buthidae) from Morocco.

During a study on ecology and biogeography of scorpions of Morocco, an exploratory mission carried out in November 2012 in the Grouka forest (Al Haouz Province) has led to the discovery of Butheoloides (Butheoloides) slimanii Lourenço, 2010. This discovery is the second of this Moroccan endemic species and extends its distribution approximately 60 kilometers to southwest.

Touloun O, Boumezzough A. Nouvelle donnée sur la répartition de Butheoloides (Butheoloides) slimanii Lourenço, 2010 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) au Maroc. Poiretia. 2013 (5):15-9. [Free full text]

Thanks to Gerard Dupre for sending me this paper!

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