22 July, 2015

Two new buthids from Chad

Wilson Lourenco has recently published two new buthids (Buthidae) from Chad.

Butheoloides vanderberghi Lourenco, 2015

Buthus labuschagnei Lourenco, 2015

Two new species belonging to the genera Butheoloides Hirst, 1925 (subgenus Butheoloides Hirst, 1925) and Buthus
Leach, 1815 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) are described from the Zakouma National Park, located in south-eastern Chad. The local
biotope found in the park corresponds to a more mesic environment than those found in the nearby regions, composed of dry
savannahs and the Sahel. The description of the new Butheoloides species brings further evidence to the peri-Saharan pattern of distribution presented by this genus, while the new species of Buthus is probably associated with the ‘Buthus occitanus’ from French occidental Africa (AOF), as previously reported by Vachon from this large region. This is the second record of a Buthus species from Chad.

Lourenco WR. Deux nouvelles espèces de scorpions de la famille des Buthidae C. L. Koch, 1837 collectées dans le Parc National de Zakouma au Tchad. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2015 (26):19-24. [Subscription required for full text]

Family Buthidae

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