Friday, April 28, 2017

[Arachnida • 2017] Bothriurus delmari & B. aguardente • Two New Species of Bothriurus Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) from Northeastern Brazil


Bothriurus delmari  
Santos-da-Silva, Carvalho & Brescovit, 2017


Abstract

Two new species of Bothriurid scorpions, Bothriurus delmari n. sp. and Bothriurus aguardente n. sp., are described from Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. These species are included in the asper group owing to the peculiar hemispermatophore morphology. These two newly described species increases to 47 the number of known and valid Bothriurus species. Additionaly, the known distribution of Bothriurus asper is updated.

Keywords: Scorpiones, scorpions, taxonomy, asymmetric hemispermatophore, Caatinga, geographic distribution


 Juvenile of Bothriurus delmari n. sp. from Morro do Chapéu, Bahia (CHNUFPI 1737) 
  
Bothriurus delmari n. sp.

Etymology. The specific name is a patronym in honor of Delmar Lopes Alvim, a geographer, theologian, sociologist and environmentalist that attended in the preparation of the Parque Estadual de Morro of Chapéu and develops socio-educational and environmental actions with local community.

Distribution. Known only for the municipality of Morro do Chapéu, in the northern region of the Chapada Diamantina, one of the semiarid Caatinga ecoregions, in the State of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. ...


Botriurus aguardente n. sp. 

Etymology. The name honors the municipality of Abaíra, known as the "city of cachaça" (cachaça or aguardente refers to alcoholic drinks obtained by destilation from sugar cane juice, in Brazil). The municipality is named after the Abaíra aguardente and its economy persist mainly of the trade of this beverage.

Distribution. Known only for the Serra do Barbado, district of Catolés in the municipality of Abaíra, in the central region of the Chapada Diamantina, one of the semiarid Caatinga ecoregions, in the State of Bahia, Northeastern Brazil. ....  


Andria de Paula Santos-da-Silva, Leonardo Sousa Carvalho and Antonio Domingos Brescovit. 2017. Two New Species of Bothriurus Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) from Northeastern Brazil. Zootaxa. 4258(3); 238–256.  DOI:  10.11646/zootaxa.4258.3.2

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