03 March, 2016

On the distribution of Butheoloides littoralis in Morocco

Oulaid Touloun and co-workers have recently published an article on the distribution of the endemic species Butheoloides littoralis Lourenço, Touloun & Boumezzough, 2011 (Buthidae) in Morocco.

Morocco is the region in Africa with the highest diversity of Butheoloides Hirst, 1925 species. Until now, the total number of species of this genus known from Morocco is raised to five. A field study conducted in southern Morocco discovered a new specimen of Butheloides littoralis in the Tighmi region (southeast of Tiznit), the most continental site of this species in Morocco. This specimen is the third of this endemic species of Morocco but it is the first male discovered.

Touloun O, El Hidan MA, Boumezzough A. New Data on the Distribution of Butheoloides littoralis Lourenço, Touloun et Boumezzough, 2011 (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius. 2016 (219):1-4. [Open Access]

Family Buthidae

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