04 April, 2021

A new species of Buthus from Jordan

 Wilson Lourenco and co-workers recently described a new species of Buthus Leach, 1815 (Buthidae) from south-western Jordan.

Buthus nabataeus Lourenço, Abu Afifeh & Al-Saraireh, 2021

We describe here a new species of Buthus from south-western Jordan. The new species shows several common morphological features with Buthus amri Lourenço, Yağmur & Duhem, 2010, described from the region of Aqaba suggesting that both species may correspond to vicariant elements of a common ancestry.

Lourenco WR, Abu Afifeh B, Al-Saraireh M, Abu Baker M, Amr Z. New insights into the taxonomy of the genus Buthus Leach, 1815 in Jordan and description of a new species (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Zoology in the Middle East. 2021 [Subscription required for full text]

Thanks to Jeroen Kooijman for sending me this article!

Family Buthidae


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