22 April, 2016

Yet another new species of Euscorpius from southwestern Turkey

Gioele Tropea and co-workers have recently described a new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 (Euscorpiidae) from Mount Honaz in southwestern Turkey, raising the number of Turkish species in the genus to 14.

Euscorpius honazicus Tropea, Yagmur, Karampatsou, Parmakelis & Yesilyurt, 2016

A new species of scorpion, Euscorpius honazicus sp. n., is described from Mount Honaz, in the province of Denizli, in southwestern Turkey, based on morphological and molecular evidence, increasing to 14 the Euscorpius species currently recognized in Turkey.

Tropea G, Yagmur EA, Karampatsou L, Parmakelis A, Yesilyurt F. A New Species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 from Mount Honaz in Southwestern Turkey (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius. 2016 (222):1-14. [Open Access]

Family Euscorpiidae

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