09 December, 2015

Two new species of Pseudouroctonus from Arizona, USA

Richard Ayrey and Michael Soleglad have published an analysis of the genus Pseudouroctonus Stahnke, 1974 (Vaejovidae) and described two new species from southeastern USA.

Pseudouroctonus kremani Ayrey & Soleglad, 2015

Pseudouroctonus santarita Ayrey & Soleglad, 2015

Two new species of Pseudouroctonus are described from southeastern Arizona, USA, Pseudouroctonus santarita, sp. nov. from the Santa Rita Mountains and P. kremani, sp. nov. from the Santa Catalina Mountains. These new species are closely related to P. apacheanus (Gertsch et Soleglad, 1972). A combination of morphological differences in the hemispermatophore, the mating plug, and several morphometric-based characters are identified as diagnostic. New substructures are identified for the mating plug.

Ayrey RF, Soleglad ME. New Analysis of the Genus Pseudouroctonus with the Description of Two New Species (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius. 2015 (211):1-53. [Open Access]

Family Vaejovidae

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