22 October, 2015

Two new Euscorpius species from Turkey

Gioele Tropea and Ersen Yagmur have recently published a paper describing to new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 (Euscorpiidae) from Turkey.

Euscorpius eskisehirensis Tropea & Yagmur, 2015 (northwestern Turkey)

Euscorpius koci Tropea & Yagmur, 2015 (southern Turkey)

The total number of Euscorpius species in Turkey is now raised to 12.

Two new species of scorpion, Euscorpius eskisehirensis sp. n. from the province of Eskisehir, in northwestern Turkey, and E. koci sp. .n. from the province of Mersin, in southern Turkey, are described. The first is kindred with E. ciliciensis, but has a lower number of Trichobothria; the second is kindred with the subgenus Euscorpius sensu lato.

Tropea G, Yagmur EA. Two new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 from Turkey (Scorpionidae: Euscorpiidae). Arachnida - Rivista Aracnologica Italiana. 2015;1(4):13-32.

Thanks to both Gioele and Ersen for sending me their new article!

Family Euscorpiidae

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