22 January, 2021

A new genus and species from Pakistan


Graeme Lowe and Frantisek Kovarik have recently described a new genus with one species from northern Pakistan. 

Fetilinia Lowe & Kovarik, 2021

Fetilinia dentator Lowe & Kovarik, 2021

We describe from northern Pakistan a new buthid genus Fetilinia gen. n., monotypic with type species F. dentator sp. n., belonging to the Palaearctic ‘Buthus’ group. It bears some similarities to Kraepelinia Vachon, 1974, in having enlarged metasomal dentition, and to Orthochirus Karsch, 1891, and related genera in having a trapezoidal carapace and small abbreviated pedipalps.

Lowe G, Kovarik F. Fetilinia dentator gen. et sp. n. from Pakistan (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Euscorpius. 2021(328):1-10. [Open Access]

 Family Buthidae

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