04 June, 2015

Three new species of Hottentotta from Ethiopia


Frantisek Kovarik og Tomas Mazuch have published a new paper in their series of papers dealing with the scorpion fauna of Ethiopia. Their latest article focus on the genus Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Buthidae), and three new species are described.

Hottentotta gambelaensis Kovarik & Mazuch, 2015
Hottentotta gibaensis Kovarik & Mazuch, 2015
Hottentotta novaki Kovarik & Mazuch, 2015

The article has color pictures of all Hottentotta species and their habitat. An identification key to the species in Ethiopia is also included.

Abstract:
Three new species H. gambelaensis Kovařík, sp. n., H. gibaensis Kovařík, sp. n. and H. novaki Kovařík, sp. n. from Ethiopia are described, compared with other species and fully illustrated with color photos of habitus and localities. Data about the distribution of Hottentotta in Ethiopia including photos of all seven known species and their Ethiopian localities are summarized.

Reference:
Kovarik F, Mazuch T. Scorpions of Ethiopia (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part III. Genus Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Buthidae), with Description of Three New Species. Euscorpius. 2015 (202):1-37. [Open Access]

Family Buthidae

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