18 February, 2013

Two new species of Diplocentrus from Guatemala

Rony Trujillo and Luis de Armas have recently published two new species of Diplocentrus Peters, 1861 (Scorpionidae) from Guatemala.

Diplocentrus landelinoi Trujilo & Armas, 2012
Diplocentrus oxlajujbaktun Trujilo & Armas, 2012

Two new species of the genus Diplocentrus Peters, 1861 are described on the basis of three female specimens from the departments of Petén and Izabal, Guatemala. The species from Izabal resembles D. lourencoi Stockwell, 1988, from the same range (Cordillera del Merendón) but in Honduran territory. The species from Petén resembles D. maya Francke, 1977, recorded from Belize (Toledo District) and north-eastern Guatemala (departments of Petén and Izabal).

Trujillo RE, de Armas LF. Dos especie nuevas de Diplocentrus Peters, 1861 (Scorpionidae: Diplocentrinae) de Guatemala. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2012 (21):131-8.

Family Diplocentridae

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