20 July, 2015

A new species of Centruroides from Mexico

Rolando Teruel and co-workers have recently published a new species of Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Buthidae) from southeastern Mexico.

Centruroides poncei Teruel, Kovarik, Baldazo-Monsivais & Hoferek, 2015

The article also present data on habitat and life history for the new species.

The present paper deals with two species of Centruroides Marx, 1890 of the "nigrovariatus" group. One of them is described as new from two nearby localities of southwestern Oaxaca and southeastern Guerrero (in the Costa Chica region of the Pacific Coastal Plain), while the second represents a new record for Centruroides rodolfoi Santibáñez-López & Contreras Félix, 2013. After this addition, the genus is represented in the country by 41 species, eight of them belonging to the "nigrovariatus" group.

Teruel R, Kovarik F, Baldazo Monsivaiz JG, Hoferek D. A new species of Centruroides of the "nigrovariatus" group (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from southern Mexico. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2015 (26):3-14. [Subscription required for full text]

Thanks to Dr. Rolando Teruel for sending me this article!

Family Buthidae

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