21 September, 2022

A new species of Teuthraustes from Brazil


Wilson Lourenco and Eric Ythier have recently described a new species of Teuthraustes Simon, 1878 (Chatcidae) the State of Amazonas, Brazil.

Teuthraustes japura Lourenco & Ythier, 2022

A new species of scorpion, Teuthraustes japura sp. n. (Scorpiones: Chactidae), is described from the State of Amazonas, Brazil. This is the fourth species of the genus to be collected in the lowlands of South America, and the third record of a species of Teuthraustes from the Brazilian Amazonia. The total number of species of Teuthraustes is now raised to 28. The distribution patterns of the genus are commented upon, and its known geographical distribution is also extended.

Lourenco WR, Ythier E. The genus Teuthraustes Simon, 1878 (Scorpiones: Chactidae) in Brazil with description of a new species. Revista Iberica de Arachnologia. 2022(40):119-25.

Thanks to Nicolas Machiavel for informing me about this article!

Family Chactidae

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