Orthochiroides insularis (Pocock, 1899) Kovařík & 1996, 2004

Kovařík, Baloorthochirus becvari & 1996, 2004, Revision and taxonomic position of genera Afghanorthochirus Lourenço & Vachon, Baloorthochirus Kova ík, Butheolus Simon, Nanobuthus Pocock, Orthochiroides Kova ík, Pakistanorthochirus Lourenço, and Asian Orthochirus Karsch, with descriptions of twelve new species (Scorpiones, Buthidae), Euscorpius 16, pp. 1-33 : 23

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https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.4672974

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scientific name

Orthochiroides insularis (Pocock, 1899)
status

comb. n.

Orthochiroides insularis (Pocock, 1899) , comb. n.

Butheolus insularis Pocock, 1899: 8 ; Pocock, 1903: 180; Kraepelin, 1903: 565; Vachon, 1979: 237.

Orthochirus insularis: Birula, 1917: 215 .

Orthochirus bicolor insularis: Levy & Amitai, 1980: 94 ; El-Hennawy, 1992: 129; Kovařík, 1998: 116; Fet & Lowe, 2000: 194.

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Socotra ( Mt. Raggit ) ; BMNH.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Yemen , Socotra Island, Hadibu Plain, 1♀ A (holotype), leg. Grant and Forbes, BMNH No. 1899.7.4.180 .

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED. Yemen , Socotra Island, Qalansiyah env., DITWAH (lagoon), 23m, N 12°41’42’’ E 53°30’08’’, 9.XII.2003, 1♂ A, David Král lgt, FKCP ; GUBBAH vill. env., 7 m, N 12°36’35’’ E 53°46’56’’, 23.XI.2003, 1♀ 1im.A, leg. D. Král, FKCP . QAARIAH vill. env., 11 m, N 12°38’05’’ E 54°12’39’’, 28.XI.2003, 1♂ A, leg. J. Farkač, FKCP .

DIAGNOSIS. Fourth and fifth metasomal segments of adults ventrally punctate. Punctae on ventral surface of fifth metasomal segment much smaller than smooth spaces among them. Metasoma glabrous, only fifth segment may bear dorsolateral row of hairs. Hairs may be present also on dorsal surface of telson. Dorsal surface of all metasomal segments smooth, without granules. Color uniformly brown to black. Femur, patella and manus of pedipalp brown to black, fingers, tibia, and tarsomeres of legs yellowish brown to green. Chela with conspicuously elevated carinae. Movable fingers bear 7–9 rows of granules with internal and external granules and with 3 or 4 distal granules.

COMMENTS. The so far unpublished placement of this taxon in the genus Orthochiroides was known already to Vachon, who labeled the holotype “ Orthochiroides insularis (Pocock, 1899) = Butheolus insularis Pocock, 1899 , M. Vachon det.“. A color photo of a live female is in Kovařík (2000: 64).

DISTRIBUTION. Yemen ( Socotra Island) (Pocock, 1899: 9).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Buthidae

Genus

Orthochiroides

Loc

Orthochiroides insularis (Pocock, 1899)

Kovařík, Baloorthochirus becvari & 1996 2004
2004
Loc

Orthochirus insularis:

BIRULA 1917: 215
1917