09 August, 2016

A new Euscorpius described from Sicily, Italy

Gioele Tropea has recently described a new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 (Euscorpiidae) from southeastern Sicily.

Euscorpius hyblaeus Tropea, 2016

Euscorpius sicanus (C. L. Koch, 1837) is also known from the island, in addition to the assumed extinct buthid Buthus trinacrius Lourenco & Rossi, 2013.

Until today in Sicily only a species of the genus Euscorpius was recognized, E. sicanus (C. L. Koch, 1837). In this paper a new species of scorpion, Euscorpius hyblaeus sp. .n., is described from this region. It is easily distinguishable from the E. sicanus complex by the trichobotrial series Pe-eb = 4.

Tropea G. A new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 from Sicily, in southern Italy (Scorpiones, Euscorpiidae). Aracnida - Rivista Arachnologica Italiana. 2016;7(2):37-47.

Thanks to Gioele Tropea for sending me his article!

Family Euscorpiidae

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