08 December, 2015

A revision of the genus Pandinus with a description of two new species from Ethiopia

In a recently published article, Andrea Rossi has made a prelimnary revision of the genus Pandinus Thorell, 1876 (Scorpionidae). These are the main conclusion of the article:

New species:

Pandinus bottegoi Rossi, 2015 (Ethiopia)

Pandinus riccardoi Rossi, 2015 (Ethiopia)

New combination:

Pandinops boschisi (Caporiacco, 1937) (Previously nomen dubium in the genus Pandinus)

New subspecies:

Pandinoriens Rossi, 2015 (including the following species in Pandinus: P. bottegoi, P. mazuchi, P. phillipsii, P. riccardoi, P. smithi & P. trailini).

The article is in Italian with an English abstract. An identifcation key for the new subgenus is provided.


Rossi A. Una revisione preliminare del genere Pandinus Thorell, 1876 con la descrizione di un nuovo sottogenere e due nuove specie dall'Etiopia (Scorpiones, Scorpionisae). Arachnida - Rivista Aracnologica Italiana. 2015;1(3):37-52.

Thanks to Dr. Rossi for sending me his articles.

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