26 August, 2015

A new Euscorpius species from Turkey

Ersen Yagmur and Gioele Tropea have recently described a new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 (Euscorpiidae) from southwestern Turkey.

Euscorpius arikani Yagmur & Tropea, 2015

The paper has an identification key for the Euscorpius species in the former "Euscorpius mingrelicus species complex" in Georgia and Turkey.

A new scorpion species, Euscorpius arikani sp. n., is described based on specimens collected from Antalya Province, in southwestern Turkey. It is characterized by the trichobothrial series Pe-em = 3, small size, and light to medium brown-reddish colour.

Yagmur EA, Tropea G. A new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876, from southwestern Turkey (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Arachnida - Rivista Aracnologica Italiana. 2015;1(3):14-26.

Thanks to Ersen Yagmur for sending me this article!

Family Euscorpiidae

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