02 January, 2020

A review of the genus Megacormus with the description of a new species from Mexico

A Happy New Year to all the readers of The Scorpion Files!

Frantisek Kovarik published a revision of the Mexican genus Megacormus Karsch, 1881 (Euscorpiidae) just before Christmas. In the revision a new species is described from Mexico.

Megacormus franckei Kovarik, 2019

The article has an identification key for the genus and color pictures of all the species in the genus.

Megacormus franckei sp. n. from Mexico is described and compared with all other species of the genus. Additional information is provided on the morphology, taxonomy and localities of genus Megacormus, mainly through color photographs of live and preserved specimens of all Megacormus species, as well as their habitats. Included is a key for all six known species of the genus Megacormus.

Kovarik F. Review of Megacormus Karsch, 1881, with description of a new species (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae). Euscorpius. 2019(296):1-46. [Open Access]

Family Euscorpiidae

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