04 November, 2020

Centruroides marcanoi is confirmed for Haiti

 Rolando Teruel and Rene Durocher have confirmed the presence of Centruroides marcanoi Armas, 1981 (Buthidae) in Haiti in a recent paper.

The scorpion Centruroides marcanoi Armas, 1981, is endemic from Hispaniola, where it was previously known only from southwestern Dominican Republic. Its predictable occurrence in Haiti is herein documented for the first time, upon a subadult individual photographed in Kenscoff, a mountain site of the Massif de la Selle located ca. 10 km south-southwest of Port-au Prince.

Teruel R, Durocher R. First record of Centruroides marcanoi Armas, 1981 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Haiti. Boletin del Grupo de Sistematica y Ecologia de Atropodos Caribenos. 2020;5:1-5. [Available from author in Research Gate]

Thanks to Rolando for sending me their article!


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