01 July, 2016

A new species of Tityus from Brazil

Wilson Lourenco has recently described a new species of Tityus C. L. Koch, 1836 (Buthidae) from the State of Goiás (Tocantins), Brazil.

Tityus karaja Lourenco, 2016

Previous papers included annotated accounts of Jean A. Vellard’s contribution to the knowledge of the Brazilian scorpion fauna. This French arachnologist, who spent most of his life in South American countries, entrusted me with a number of scorpions he collected during some of his field trips back in the 1920/1930s. In the present note, one new species of Tityus C. L. Koch, 1836, collected by J. A. Vellard in the ‘cerrados’ (savannas) between Peixe and Porto Nacional, State of Goiás (now Tocantins) is described. The new species belongs to the subgenus Tityus and is related to the Tityus trivittatus group of species.

Lourenco WR. Une nouvelle espece de Tityus C. L. Koch, 1836 (Scorpiones: Buthidae), collectee par Jean A. Vellard dans l’ancien etat de Goias, aujourd’hui Tocantins, Bresil. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2016(28):75-8. [Subscription required for full text]

Family Buthidae

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