02 January, 2014

A new species of Cazierius from Cuba

Rolando Teruel has described a new species of Cazierius from Cuba.
Rolando Teruel is continuing his studies of the scorpion fauna of Cuba and this time he presents a new species of Cazierius Francke, 1978 (Scorpionidae).

Cazierius granulosus Teruel, 2013

Cazierius granulosus sp.n. is herein described upon a single female collected on the southern coast of Granma province, eastern Cuba. The new taxon is very easy to distinguish from all of its congeners by the fine and dense granulation that covers almost the entire body and appendages, the elongate shape of the pedipalps, and the increased setation of pedipalp chelae. This is the seventh Cuban representative of the genus, and raises the species of the subfamily and the order in the country to 14 and 55, respectively.

Teruel R. La subfamilia Diplocentrinae (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae) en Cuba. Sexta parte: Nueva especie de Cazierius Francke 1978. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2013 (23):43-8.

Thanks to Rolando for sending me his article!

Family Scorpionidae

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