04 February, 2014

New Euscorpius from Tinos Island, Greece

The new Euscorpius is named after Austrian zoologist Erich Kritscher (1927-2010).

 Victor fet and co-workers have recently published the discovery of yet another "hidden" Euscorpius species from Greece, more precisely from the Greek island of Tinos.

E. kritscheri Fet, Soleglad, Parmakelis, Kotsakiozi & Stathi, 2013

The number of Euscorpius species in Greece is now 12.

The scorpion genus Euscorpius has been insufficiently studied on the Aegean Islands of Greece. We describe a new species from the Western Cyclades, E. kritscheri sp. n., from Tinos Island. The species-level status of this form is confirmed by a phylogenetic study based on multiple DNA markers. In addition, a population from nearby Andros Island is characterized as E. cf. kritscheri, which could be potentially a separate species

Fet V, Soleglad M, Parmakelis A, Kotsakiozi P, Stathi I. A new species of Euscorpius from Tinos Island, Greece (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2013 (23):3-10.

Thanks to Professor Victor Fet for sending me his article!

Family Euscorpiidae

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