04 February, 2013

A new species of Euscorpius from Corfu, Greece

The number of scorpion species in Europe is still growing. Many scorpion populations, especially in Greece and on the Balkans, await investigations. This time Tropea and Rossi have described a new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 (Euscorpiidae) from the island of Corfu in Greece.

Euscorpius corcyraeus Tropea & Rossi, 2012

Euscorpius (Euscorpius) corcyraeus sp. n. is described based on specimens from Corfu Island, in Greece. It is characterized by small size, light colour and a typical mesotrichous trichobothrial pattern (Pv= 9, et= 6, em= 9, eb= 4).

Tropea G, Rossi A. A new species of Euscorpius Thorell, 1876 from Corfu, with notes on the subgenus Euscorpius in Greece. Onychium. 2012;9 (2011-2012):27-37.

Thanks to Gioele Tropea for sending me the article!

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