08 April, 2014

Two new species of Brachistosternus from Chile

Andres Ojanguren Affilastro & Jaime Pizarro-Araya have recently published a paper describing two new species of Brachistosternus Pocock, 1893 (Bothriuridae) from the Coastal desert of Taltal in Chile.

Brachistosternus barrigai Ojanguren Affilastro & Pizarro-Araya, 2014
Brachistosternus paposo Ojanguren Affilastro & Pizarro-Araya, 2014

Brachistosternus paposo n. sp. and Brachistosternus barrigai n. sp. are described from Paposo, in the coastal transitional desert of northern Chile. Brachistosternus paposo n. sp. is closely related to Brachistosternus roigalsinai Ojanguren Affilastro 2002, and B. barrigai n. sp. is closely related with Brachistosternus kamanchaca Ojanguren-Affilastro, Mattoni & Prendini 2007.

Ojanguren Affilastro AA, Pizarro-Araya J. Two new scorpion species from Paposo, in the Coastal desert of Taltal, Chile (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae, Brachistosternus). Zootaxa. 2014;3785(3):400-18. [Subscription required for full text]

Thanks to Andres Ojanguren-Affilastro for sending me their paper!

Family Bothriuridae

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