22 April, 2016

A new species of Buthus from East Africa

Andrea Rossi and Gioele Tropea has recently published a paper discussing the presence of Buthus Leach, 1815 (Buthidae) in East Africa. A new species is described from the Eritrean enclave Karora. The distribution of Buthus in Sudan is also discussed.

Buthus karoraensis Rossi & Tropea, 2016 (Eritrea, but probably also present in Sudan)

The presence of the genus Buthus Leach, 1815 in Sudan is discussed and a new species, Buthus karoraensis sp. n., is described on the base of eight specimens from Karora, an Eritrean enclave within Sudan. Although the new species is almost surely present also in Sudan, actually the only known species remains Buthus brignolii Lourenço, 2003.

Rossi A, Tropea G. On the presence of the genus Buthus Leach, 1815 in Sudan with the description of a new species from the enclave of Karora (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Onychium. 2016;12:3-10.[Open Access]

Thanks to Andrea Rossi for sending me this article!

Family Buthidae

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