Orthochiroides vachoni Kovařík, 1998

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 : 24

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1536-9307

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scientific name

Orthochiroides vachoni Kovařík, 1998
status

 

Orthochiroides vachoni Kovařík, 1998

Orthochiroides vachoni Kovařík, 1998: 117 ; Kovařík, 1998: 115; Fet & Lowe, 2000: 193; Kovařík, 2002: 9; Kovařík, 2003: 142.

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Somalia, Sar Uanle , about 20 km south from Chisimaio, 00°29'48"S – 42°25'30"E GoogleMaps ; MZUF.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Somalia, Sar Uanle , about 20 km South from Chisimaio, 00°29'48"S - 42°25'30"E, (for locality details see Messana et al., 1977, and Vanini et al., 1977), 18♂ A (holotype and paratypes No. 1–17), 11♀ A (allotype and paratypes No. 18–27), 9 juvs.A (paratypes No. 28–36). Holotype (No. 533), allotype (No. 537), and paratypes No. 1–9, 20–29, 31–35 (No. 539) in MZUF. Other paratypes in BMNH, FKCP, MNHN, NMPC, SMFD, ZMHB, ZMUH (see Kovařík, 1998). GoogleMaps

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED. Yemen , Socotra Island, XI.2000, 1♂ A, leg. V. Bejček & K. Šťastný, FKCP .

DIAGNOSIS. Fourth and fifth metasomal segments of adults ventrally punctate, in females without carinae, in juveniles and males with carinae. Ventral punctae on fifth metasomal segment large, irregularly shaped, occupy much of surface; some spaces may be granulated. Entire metasoma glabrous. Dorsal surface of all metasomal segments smooth, without granules. Color uniformly brown to black. Femur, patella and manus of pedipalps brown, fingers, tibia, and tarsomeres of legs yellow to yellowish brown. Chela with conspicuously elevated carinae. Movable fingers bear 7–9 rows of granules with internal and external granules and zero to four distal granules.

DISTRIBUTION. Somalia (Kovařík, 1998), Yemen, Socotra Island (first report).

Keys to Genera and Species

See Table 2 for a key to the genera related to Orthochirus , and Table 3 for a key and synopsis of the geographical distribution of the Asian species of Orthochirus .

MZUF

Museo Zoologico La Specola, Universita di Firenze

MNHN

Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle

NMPC

National Museum Prague

ZMUH

Zoological Museum, University of Hanoi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Buthidae

Genus

Orthochiroides

Loc

Orthochiroides vachoni Kovařík, 1998

Kovařík, Baloorthochirus becvari & 1996 2004
2004
Loc

Orthochiroides vachoni Kovařík, 1998: 117

Kovarik 1998: 117
1998