13 January, 2017

A new species of Pseudouroctonus from Texas, USA


Richard Ayrey and Michael Soleglad have recently described a new species of Pseudouroctonus Stahnke, 1974 (Vaejovidae) from Western Texas, USA.

Pseudouroctonus brysoni Ayrey & Soleglad, 2017

Abstract:
A new species of the “apacheanus” group of genus Pseudouroctonus is described from western Texas, USA, Pseudouroctonus brysoni, sp. nov. This new species is closely related to P. apacheanus (Gertsch et Soleglad, 1972) and two other species recently described from southern Arizona. A combination of morphological differences in the hemispermatophore, the mating plug, and several morphometric-based characters are identified as diagnostic.

Reference:
Ayrey RF, Soleglad ME. A New Species of the “apacheanus” Group of Genus Pseudouroctonus from Western Texas (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius. 2017(237):1-23. [Open Access]

Family Vaejovidae

4 comments:

Juliea Huffaker said...

This is great texas scorpion information! We have so many scorpions in the Phoenix area, including the most venomous in the USA.. The Arizona Bark scorpion which likes to come inside as they nest or hibernate during the winter. SO Scorpion Control is part of protecting your family around here!

Juliea Huffaker said...

Awesome to find a new species! I thought they found a new type in AZ a few years ago. We have several scorpion species in the Phoenix area, including the most venomous scorpion in the USA.. The Arizona Bark Scorpion. Scorpions like to enter homes to find food or nest during the winter, making Scorpion Control and pest control an important part of protecting your kiddo's around here!

Juliea Huffaker said...

This is great texas scorpion information! We have so many scorpions in the Phoenix area, including the most venomous in the USA.. The Arizona Bark scorpion which likes to come inside as they nest or hibernate during the winter. SO Scorpion Control is part of protecting your family around here!

Juliea Huffaker said...

This is great texas scorpion information! We have so many scorpions in the Phoenix area, including the most venomous in the USA.. The Arizona Bark scorpion which likes to come inside as they nest or hibernate during the winter. SO Scorpion Control is part of protecting your family around here!