11 March, 2014

A review of the family Bothriuridae

A representative for the family Bothriuridae, probably a species in the genus Bothriurus. Photo: Jan Ove Rein (C)

Here follows the final report from Kovarik & Ojanguren Affilastro's new book Illustrated Catalog of Scorpions, Part II. Bothriuridae; Chaerilidae; Buthidae I., genera Compsobuthus, Hottentotta, Isometrus, Lychas and Sassanidotus. The sixth blog post from the book sums up the the news concerning the family Bothiuridae

Taxonomical changes in Bothriuridae:

There are actually no new species or synonymization in this review of the family Bothriuridae. A few species are declared nomen dubium:

Brachistosternus castroi Mello-Leitão, 1940 

Brachistosternus simoneae Lourenço, 2000

Cercophonius himalayensis Lourenço, 1996

Thestylus signatus Mello-Leitão, 1931

An identification key for the family and all the genera in the family is provided.

Ojanguren Affilastro AA. Family Bothriuridae. In: Kovarik F, Ojanguren Affilastro AA, editors. Illustrated catalogue of scorpions Part II Bothriuridae: Buthidae I, genera Compsobuthus, Hottentotta, Isometrus, Lychas and Sassanidotus. Prague: Clarion Productions; 2013. p. 6-131.

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