01 July, 2016

A new species of Centruroides from Mexico

Ana F. Quijano-Ravell and co-workers have recently described a new species of Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Buthidae) from the southern Guerrero State, Mexico.

Centruroides bonito Quijano-Ravell, Teruel & Ponce-Saavedra, 2016

A new species of the medically important buthid scorpion genus Centruroides Marx, 1890 is described herein from two localities in southern Guerrero State, Mexico. On morphological grounds, it is most closely related to three highly toxic species known to occur in this State as well: Centruroides meisei Hoffmann, 1938, Centruroides tecomanus Hoffmann, 1932, and Centruroides villegasi Baldazo-Monsivaiz, Ponce-Saavedra & Flores-Moreno, 2013. After this contribution, the genus is represented in Mexico by 42 nominal species, 12 of them (29%) occurring in Guerrero.

Quijano-Ravell AF, Teruel R, Ponce-Saavedra J. A new Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Scorpiones: Buthidae), from southern Guerrero State, Mexico. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2016(28):25-34. [Subscription required for full text]

Family Buthidae

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