16 October, 2015

Four new buthid species from Amazonian Peru

Frantisek Kovarik and co-workers have recently published an article describing four new species in two buthid genera from a single Amazonian location in Peru.

Ananteris ashaninka Kovarik, Teruel, Lowe & Friedrich, 2015

Tityus dillerorum Kovarik, Teruel, Lowe & Friedrich, 2015

Tityus panguana Kovarik, Teruel, Lowe & Friedrich, 2015

Tityus wachteli Kovarik, Teruel, Lowe & Friedrich, 2015

The article is illustrated with many color pictures.

We  describe  four  new  species  of  buthid  scorpions  from  a  single  Amazonian  locality  in  Peru, situated  at  the  pre- Andean piedmont: Ananteris ashaninka sp. n., Tityus dillerorum sp. n. (a member of the “melanostictus” species-group), Tityus panguana sp. n.(a member of the “bolivianus” species-group), and Tityus wachteli sp. n.(a member of  the “clathratus” species-group).  Additional  information  is  given  on  their  taxonomy,  distribution,  ecology,  and reproductive  biology,  fully  complemented  with  color  photos  of  live  and  preserved  specimens,  as  well  as  their habitat

Kovarik F, Teruel R, Lowe G, Friedrich S. Four new scorpion species (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Amazonian Peru. Euscorpius. 2015 (210):1-40. [Open Access]

Family Buthidae

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