01 March, 2016

A new Centruroides species from Mexico

Ana Quijano-Ravell and Javier Ponce-Saavedra have recently published a new species of Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Buthidae) from Mexico.

Centruroides ruana Quijano-Ravell & Ponce-Saavedra, 2016

Centruroides ruana sp. nov. is described from Felipe Carrillo Puerto, from the Buenavista Municipality in the state of Michoacán, Mexico. The new species was compared with C. balsasensis Ponce-Saavedra & Francke, 2004, C. infamatus Koch, 1844, and C. limpidus (Karsch, 1879), which are both morphologically its closest relatives and geographically proximate. The description includes the male holotype, with 7 male and 8 female paratypes. A supplementary morphometric analysis is also presented allowing to distinguish the 4 species.

Quijano-Ravell AF, Ponce-Saavedra J. A new species of scorpion of the genus Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from the state of Michoacán, Mexico. Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2016;In Press, Corrected Proof. [Open Access]

Family Buthidae

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