13 January, 2020

A redescription of the buthid Tityus estherae from Puerto Rico

Rolando Teruel and co-workers have recently published a redescription of the little known scorpion Tityus estherae Santiago-Blay, 2009 (Buthidae) from Puerto Rico.

The scorpion Tityus estherae Santiago-Blay, 2009, is herein redescribed on the primary basis of adult topotypes of both sexes. This is one of the lesser known scorpions of Puerto Rico due to its deficient original description and scarcity in collections. Moreover, its taxonomic placement within the genus is discussed and its geographic distribution is updated with five new locality records, although it remains known only from the main island.

Teruel R, Crespo JD, Sanchez AJ, Rivera MJ. Redescripcion de Tityus estherae Santiago-Blay, 2009 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) , escorpion endemico de Puerto Rico. Boletin de Grupo de Sistematica y Ecologia de Artropodos Caribeños. 2019;3:1-15. [Available in Research gate]

Thanks to Rolando for sending me their article!

Family Buthidae

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