07 November, 2013

A popular science review of the genus Androctonus

All you need to know about the genus Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 in the latest issue of Arachne.
Carlos Turiel has recently published a very thorough and informative review of the genus Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Buthidae) in the latest issue of the journal Arachne.The article is written in a popular science style, but is based on scientific facts and is therefor a very important reading for those of us who want to read all about Androctonus in one place.

The article covers taxonomy, identification, species description and distribution and is well illustrated with good color pictures, many illustrating difficult morphological characters important in identifying some of the species. An identification key is also provided.

The article is in German. My limited knowledge of German makes it possible for me to read this great article, but I must admit I would love an English version in the future as I'm quite sure that there is a large crowd of English speaking scorpion enthusiasts out there who very much would like to read this article.

Reference:
Turiel C. Die Gattung Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828. Arachne. 2013;18(5):4-23.

Thanks to Carlos for sending me his article!