Orthochirus bicolor (Pocock, 1897)

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 : 8

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Orthochirus bicolor (Pocock, 1897)
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Orthochirus bicolor (Pocock, 1897)

Butheolus bicolor Pocock, 1897: 108 ; Kraepelin, 1899: 36; Pocock, 1900: 31; Kraepelin, 1903: 565; Takashima, 1945: 77.

Butheolus melanurus bicolor: Kraepelin, 1913: 131 .

Orthochirus scrobiculosus bicolor: Birula, 1928: 83 .

Orthochirus bicolor: Roewer, 1943: 208 ; Tikader & Bastawade, 1983: 124; Fet, 1989: 116; El-Hennawy, 1992: 129; Kovařík, 1993: 203; Kovařík, 1998: 116; Fet & Lowe, 2000: 194; Bastawade, 2002: 294.

Orthochirus bicolor bicolor: Levy & Amitai, 1980: 94 ; Fet & Lowe, 2000: 194.

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Kandala Tal, Satara, S. Dekhan, India ; BMNH.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. India, Kandala Tal, Satara, S. Dekhan, 1♂ 1♀ A (lectotype and paralectotype hereby designated), BMNH No. 1896.9.26.8-14 .

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED. India, Maharashtra, 15 mi SE Sinnar , alt. 700 m, 16.I.1962, 1im., leg. E. S. Ross et D. Q. Cavagnaro, CASC ; Maharashtra, S. Poona, 5km N Sartara , 17.VII.1996, 1♂ 1im. ♀ A, leg. Werner & Lorenz, FKCP .

DIAGNOSIS: Fourth and fifth metasomal segments ventrally without carinae and deeply punctate. Spaces among punctae smooth and without hairs. Dorsal surface of all metasomal segments bears conspicuous pointed granules arranged in median belt with wider anterior and posterior ends. First to third metasomal segments yellow to yellowish brown, fourth and fifth segments black. Legs mostly yellow, only femur may bear dark spots. Movable fingers bear 8 or 9 rows of granules that have internal and external granules and 4 distal granules. Tarsomere I of first to third legs with bristlecombs, tarsomere I of fourth legs without bristlecombs.

COMMENTS. The lectotype is being designated in order to stabilize the nomenclature. Fet & Lowe (2000: 194) consider a female No. 1896.9.26.10 to be the holotype, but Pocock (1897: 109) listed a female and a male and did not designate one of them as the holotype.

DISTRIBUTION. India (Pocock, 1897: 109; Tikader & Bastawade, 1983: 124). This species is listed also from Afghanistan and Pakistan (Levy & Amitai, 1980: 94), but these records need to be further verified.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Buthidae

Genus

Orthochirus

Loc

Orthochirus bicolor (Pocock, 1897)

Kovařík, Baloorthochirus becvari & 1996 2004
2004
Loc

Orthochirus bicolor

BASTAWADE 2002: 294
KOVARIK 1993: 203
FET 1989: 116
1989
Loc

Orthochirus scrobiculosus bicolor:

BIRULA 1928: 83
1928