31 May, 2016

Redescription and neotype designation for the Indian scorpion Scorpiops pachmarhicus

Many scorpions were collected and named many years ago, and some of the types for these species were never deposited to a museum collection, or have disappeared during the years. Mirza and Gowande have now collected new specimens of Scorpiops pachmarhicus Bastawade, 1992 (Euscorpiidae) from Madhya Pradesh, India, and a redescrption with neotype designation was recently published.

Scorpiops pachmarhicus Bastawade, 1992 was described based on specimens collected from Pachmarhi, Madhya Pradesh. An expedition to the type locality led to discovery of a population at the type locality which permit us to designate a neotype for the species as types of the species are presently not traceable.

Mirza ZA, Gowande G. Neotype Designation for Scorpiops pachmarhicus Bastawade, 1992 (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae), with Redescription and Notes on the Species. Euscorpius. 2016 (223):1-7. [Open access]

Family Euscorpiidae

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