13 May, 2015

A new buthid genus and species from Ghana

Andrea Rossi and Wilson Lourenco have discovered a new genus and species in the family Buthidae from the Tamale Region in Ghana.

Microananteroides Rossi & Lourenço, 2015 (New genus)

Microananteroides mariachiarae Rossi & Lourenço, 2015 (New species)

A new genus and species of buthid scorpion, associated with the ‘Ananteris group’ are described from the region of Tamale in Ghana. The new genus shows affinities with the genus Ananteroides Borelli, 1911 but can be clearly diagnosticated by a number of particular characters. This new scorpion taxon may represent an endemic element to the Western region of Africa.

Rossi A, Lourenco WR. New comments on the scorpions belonging to the ‘Ananteris group’ and description of a new genus and species from Ghana (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Onychium. 2015;11:3-9. [Open Access]

Thanks to Andrea Rossi for sending me this paper!

Family Buthidae

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