Hottentotta polystictus ( Pocock, 1896 )

Kovařík, František & Lowe, Graeme, 2021, Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part XXVI. Records of Hottentotta polystictus (Pocock, 1896), with descriptions of H. haudensis sp. n. and H. nigrimontanus sp. n. (Buthidae) from Somaliland, Euscorpius 330, pp. 1-28 : 3-9

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Hottentotta polystictus ( Pocock, 1896 )
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Hottentotta polystictus ( Pocock, 1896)

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Buthus polystictus Pocock, 1896: 178 .

Hottentotta polystictus: KovařÍk & Ojanguren, 2013: 171–172 , 318, 338–339, figs. 1069–1072, 1206–1216 (complete reference list until 2013); KovařÍk & Mazuch, 2015: 23, figs. 112–131, table 4.

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Somalia, Goolis Mountains , inland of Berbera ; BMNH.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Somaliland , Goolis Mountains, inland of Berbera, 2♀ 1im. (holotype and paratypes, fig. 84 in KovařÍk, 2007: 55), leg. E. Lort Phillips , BMNH No. 1895.6.1.46-7.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED ( FKCP). Djibouti, Barra Yer (Petit Barre), 11°18'33.56"N 42°42'39.17"E, 585 m a. s. l., I. 2017, 3juvs., leg GoogleMaps . R. Štarha . Ethiopia, NE of Dire Dawa, on road to Djibouti , 09°37'59"N 41°52'43"E, 1124 m a. s. l., 30.I.2015, 1♀, leg GoogleMaps . T. Mazuch. Somaliland , Hamas, between Hargeisa and Berbera, 10°02.267'N 44°47.299'E, 650 m a. s. l., XI.2010, 1♂ 1♀, leg GoogleMaps . T. Mazuch ; 70 km from Berbera to Hargeysa, 1♂, XI.2010, leg. T. Mazuch ; Laas Gel , 50 km NE Hargeisa, 09°46'16.6"N 44°27'07.2"E, 1090 m a. s. l. (Locality 11SB), 7.VII.2011, 1♂ 2♀ 3juvs., leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; between Berbera and Sheikh , 10°05'49.9"N 45°11'40.1"E, 628 m a. s. l. (Locality 11SH), 10.VII.2011, 1♀ im., leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Sheikh , Goolis mts., 09°56'23"N 45°11'14.2"E, 1439 m a. s. l., 11.VII.2011, 2♀ 2juvs., leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Sheikh , 09°57'25.9"N 45°09'52.2"E, 1492 m a. s. l. (Locality 11SN), 12.VII.2011, 1♂ 7♀, leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Laas Gel , 50 km NE Hargeisa, 09°46'47"N 44°26'43"E, 1043 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 17SD), 7.II.2017, 1♀, leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Laas Gel , 50 km NE Hargeisa, 09°46'47"N 44°26'43"E, 1043 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 17SF =17SD), 28.-30.VIII.2017, 2♂ 3♀ 7juvs. (1290), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; between Berbera and Burao , 10°02'12"N 44°47'21"E, 60 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 17SG), 30.VIII.2017, 1♂ im. (1303), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Sheikh , Goolis Mts., 09°56'38"N 45°10'59"E, 1418 m a. s. l (Locality No. 17SO), 6.IX.2017, 1♂ 9♀ 8juvs., leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Borama , campus Amoud University, 09°56'49"N 43°13'23"E, 1394 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 17SR =17 SA), 9-13.IX.2017, 1♂ (No. 1330), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Gerissa , N of Borama, 10°36'01"N 43°26'07"E, 245 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 17ST), 11.-12.IX.2017, 3♂ 4♀ (1296, 1335), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; between Gerissa and Borama , 10°12'16"N 43°07'58"E, 1289 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 17 SU), 12.IX.2017, 2♂ (1302, 1329), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; campus Hargeysa University, 09°33'30"N 44°04'01"E, 1258 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 18 SA), 19.VIII.2018, 1♀ 1juv., leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; between Berbera and Hargeysa, 09°57'48"N 44°42'33"E, 787 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 18SL), 2.IX.2018, 1♂ 1♀ 2juvs., leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Jidhi village , 10°37'13.9"N 43°04'09.4"E, 462 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 19 SE), 1.VII.2019, 1♂ 1juv. (1690), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; near Zeyla , 11°19'31.2"N 43°22'16.9"E, 21 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 19SG), 3.VII.2019, 1♀ (1663), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Rugi , 09°58'00.6"N 43°25'36.2"E, 1130 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 19 SM), 7.VII.2019, 1♂ (1678), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Gerissa , 10°36'01"N 43°26'07"E, 245 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 19SH =17ST), 3.VII.2019, 1♂ 3♀, leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Cali Haidh , 10°02'50.6"N 43°47'08.7"E, 1056 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 19SN), 8.VII.2019, 4♂ 1♀ juv. (1685, 1699, 1721), leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps ; Agabar , 09°53'04.8"N 43°57'40.9"E, 982 m a. s. l. (Locality No. 19SO), 1♂ 1♀ 1juv. (1674, 1675, 1687), 9.VII.2019, leg. F. KovařÍk GoogleMaps & T. Mazuch .

DIAGNOSIS. Total length of adult males 35–45 mm, of females 40–55 mm. Trichobothrium db on fixed finger of pedipalp situated between trichobothria et and est. Sexual dimorphism not pronounced; manus of pedipalp usually about the same width in both sexes, but males have fingers of pedipalps slightly undulate. Pectine teeth number 22–24 in males, 18– 20 in females. Chelicerae yellow, anterior manus reticulated. Pedipalps sparsely hirsute. Metasoma with only a few setae. Base color almost uniformly yellowish brown. Dorsal surfaces of pedipalps and ventral surfaces of metasoma with numerous dark spots. Mesosoma yellowish to reddish brown, with black spots. Femur of pedipalp with 5 carinae that may be incomplete. Patella with 8 carinae, usually granulated. Chela lacks carinae, surfaces usually granulate. Movable fingers of pedipalps with 12–14 rows of denticles and 4–6 terminal and one basal terminal denticles. Seventh sternite bears 4 well marked carinae, usually granulated. Metasoma I–III with 10 carinae; metasoma IV with 8 or 10 carinae; metasoma V with 5 carinae. All carinae granulated, dorsal carinae bear larger posterior terminal granules. Metasoma narrow; metasomal segment I of adults usually longer than wide, or as long as wide; metasomal segment II always longer than wide; metasomal segment IV length/width ratio 1.70–1.77 in both sexes. Telson vesicle bulbous, telson length/depth ratio 2.40–2.48 in females.

DISTRIBUTION. Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somaliland ( Fig. 138 View Figures 138–139 ).

R

Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

SA

Museum national d'Histoire Naturelle, Laboratiore de Paleontologie

SU

Stanford University

SM

Sarawak Museum

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Buthidae

Genus

Hottentotta

Loc

Hottentotta polystictus ( Pocock, 1896 )

Kovařík, František & Lowe, Graeme 2021
2021
Loc

Buthus polystictus

POCOCK 1896: 178
1896