30 July, 2018

Two new species of Hottentotta from Iran

Frantisek Kovarik and co-workers recently published an article describing two new species of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Buthidae) from Iran.

Hottentotta navidpouri Kovarik, Yagmur & Moradi, 2018

Hottentotta sistaensis Kovarik, Yagmur & Moradi, 2018

In addition, Hottentotta saulcyi (Simon, 1880) is redescribed.

Two new buthid species from Iran, Hottentotta navidpouri sp. n. (Hormozgan Province) and H. sistanensis sp. n. (Sistan and Baluchestan Province) are described, compared with H. saulcyi (Simon, 1880), and fully illustrated with color photos. The two new species differ from H. saulcyi mainly in shape of chela, which is strongly elongated in both new species.

Kovarik F, Yagmur EA, Moradi M. Two New Hottentotta Species from Iran, with a Review of Hottentotta saulcyi (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius. 2018(265):1-14. [Open Access]

Family Buthidae

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