11 November, 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 Western Mexico.

Centruroides huichol Teruel, Ponce-Saavedra & Quijano-Ravell, 2015

The article also presents a redescription of the medical important species Centruroides noxius Hoffmann, 1932.

In the present contribution, we redescribe the scorpion species Centruroides noxius Hoffmann, 1932, highly toxic and endemic to western Mexico (state of Nayarit). Its diagnosis is updated according to the modern standards for the genus, and enhanced with a photographic complement that depicts its main diagnostic characters. A new closely related species is also described from the same state, and some comments on the taxonomy and distribution of both taxa are given.

Teruel R, Ponce-Saavedra J, Quijano-Ravell AF. Redescription of Centruroides noxius and description of a closely related new species from western Mexico (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2015;In Press. [Open Access]

Thanks to Dr. Teruel for sending me this article!

Family Buthidae

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