12 May, 2022

A new species of Lychas from Thailand


Eric Ythier and Wilson Lourenco have recently described a new species of Lychas C.L. Koch, 1845 (Buthidae) from Thailand.

Lychas chanthaburiensis Ythier & Lourenco, 2022

A new species of Lychas C. L. Koch, 1845 is described on the basis of one adult male specimen collected in Khao Khitchakut, Chanthaburi Province, in the South-East of Thailand. The new species is mainly characterized by a moderate size for the genus with a total length of 46.9 mm, a general coloration yellowish with metasomal segment V, telson and chela fingers reddish yellow and some greyish spots on the prosoma, tergites and metasoma, all carinae weakly marked with intercarinal spaces smooth to weakly granular, and a slender metasoma. This new taxon represents the 33rd described species among the currently recognized species for the genus Lychas. The number of known Lychas species in Thailand is increased to five.

Ythier E, Lourenco WR. A new species of Lychas C. L. Koch, 1845 from Thailand (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Faunitaxys. 2022;10(26):1-7. [OPen Access]

Thanks to Eric and Gerard for informing me about this article!

Family Buthidae

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