21 April, 2022

A new species of Hottentotta from Iran


Ersen Yagmur and co-workers have recently published a new species of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Buthidae) from Iran.

Hottentotta akbarii Yagmur, Moradi, Tabatabaei & Jafari, 2022

A new species Hottentotta akbarii sp. nov. is described and illustrated from the Fars Province of Iran. H. akbarii sp. nov. is compared with H. navidpouri Kovařík, Yağmur & Moradi, 2018 and H. saulcyi (Simon, 1880). H. akbarii sp. nov. differs from its congeners by dense hirsuteness of the body, uniformly greenish yellow colouration, lacking black spot at the anterior portion of the carapace, fifth segment and telson and yellow chelicera. With this new species, the species number of genus Hottentotta in Iran is elevated to 10.

Yagmur EA, Moradi M, Tabatabaei M, Jafari N. Contributions to the scorpion fauna of Iran. Part II. Hottentotta akbarii sp. nov. from the Fars Province (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Serket. 2022;18(3):252-62.

Thanks to Ersen for sending me their article!

Family Buthidae

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