Pandinops bellicosus (L. Koch, 1875)

Kovařík, František, 2016, Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part VIII. Pandinops Birula, 1913 (Scorpionidae) with description of two new species, Euscorpius 229, pp. 1-20 : 2-4

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scientific name

Pandinops bellicosus (L. Koch, 1875)
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Pandinops bellicosus (L. Koch, 1875)

( Figs. 8, 61, 69)

Heterometrus bellicosus L. Koch, 1875: 1–4 , fig. 1.

Pandinus (Heterometrus) bellicosus: Simon, 1910: 83 .

Pandinus bellicosus: Kraepelin, 1899: 121 (in part).

Pandinus (Pandinurus) bellicosus: Vachon, 1974: 953 ; Fet, 2000: 470–471 (complete reference list until 2000).

Pandinus (Pandinops) bellicosus: Kovařík, 2000: 4–6 (in part); Kovařík, 2009: 51, 116, figs. 294, 304– 308 (in part).

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Ethiopia (now Eritrea), Habab (Habal - Massaua, see Kraepelin, 1899: 121), in description incorrectly gives Cairo , Egypt, ZMHB .

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Eritrea, Habab, leg. Jickeli, 1♂ (holotype, Fig. 69 and figs. 304–305 in Kovařík , 2009: 116) , ZMHB Nr. 2521.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL EXAMINED. "Abyssinia or Egypt", possibly Eritrea, 1898, 1♂ ( Figs. 8 and 61), FKCP .

DIAGNOSIS. Total length 80–95 mm. Color uniformly reddish black, legs and telson yellow (only old specimens preserved for more than 100 years in alcohol were studied). Carapace smooth in the middle, several granules sparsely along margins. External trichobothria on patella number 14–15 (5–6 eb, 3 esb, 2 em, 1 est, 3 et); ventral trichobothria on patella number 31–35; internal trichobothria on chela number 7 or 8, ventral trichobothria on chela number 11–12. Pedipalp chela hirsute rather densely. Pedipalp chela dorsally smooth to bumpy, without granules. Chela internal smooth with two longitudinal carinae rather smooth. Chela of male length/ width ratio is 1.72. Pectinal teeth number 19–21 in males, female unknown. Metasomal segments I–II ventrally smooth, III–V tuberculated with several granules on metasomal segment V only; two smooth ventral carinae on metasomal segments I–IV and one on segment V well developed. Spiniform formula of tarsomere II = 3/4: 3/4: 3/4-5: 3/4-5. Tarsomere II with 2 spines on inclined anteroventral surface. Length to width ratio of male metasomal segment V is 2.41.

COMMENTS. Pandinops bellicosus is based on a male for which L. Koch (1875: 4) gives Cairo as the type locality. However, this provenance is erroneous ( Simon, 1910: 83, Kraepelin, 1899: 121). No original label is attached to the holotype, instead it bears a label stating: holotype Pandinus bellicosus (L. Koch, 1875) , Habab, Jickeli leg., Nr. 2521.

Trichobothrial pattern and spiniform formula of tarsomeres of legs are checked according to the additional male from FKCP.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Pandinops

Loc

Pandinops bellicosus (L. Koch, 1875)

Kovařík, František 2016
2016
Loc

Pandinus (Pandinurus) bellicosus:

VACHON 1974: 953
1974
Loc

Pandinus (Heterometrus) bellicosus:

SIMON 1910: 83
1910
Loc

Pandinus bellicosus:

KRAEPELIN 1899: 121
1899