20 May, 2020

A new species of Isometrus from southern India

Shauri Sulakhe and several co-authors have recently published an article describing a new species of Isometrus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Buthidae) from southern India.

Isometrus kovariki Sulakhe, Dandekar, Mukherjee, Pandey, Ketkar, Padhye & Bastawade, 2020

A new species of Isometrus (Buthidae) is described from India using integrated taxonomic approach. Isometrus kovariki sp. n. is closely related to I. thurstoni, and differs in morphological features and raw genetic divergence of more than 9%.

Sulakhe S, Dandekar N, Mukherjee S, Pandey M, Ketkar M, Padhye A, et al. A new species of Isometrus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from southern India. Euscorpius. 2020(310):1-13. [Open Access]

Family Buthidae

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