Pandinops hawkeri (Pocock, 1900)

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: 10

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Pandinops hawkeri (Pocock, 1900)
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Pandinops hawkeri (Pocock, 1900)  

( Figs. 65, 69)

Pandinus hawkeri Pocock, 1900b: 60–61   .

Pandinus (Pandinops) hawkeri: Birula, 1913: 422   ; Vachon, 1974: 921, 953, figs. 116–118; Fet, 2000: 469 (complete reference list until 2000); Kovařík, 2003: 150 (? in part); Kovařík, 2009: 53, 117, figs. 298, 317–320.

= Pandinus pugilator Pocock, 1900a: 52–53   , figs.1–1a, plate IV. Syn. n.

Pandinus (Pandinops) pugilator: Vachon, 1974: 953   ; Fet, 2000: 469.

Pandinus (Pandinops) bellicosus: Kovařík, 2000: 4–6   (in part); Kovařík, 2009: 51 (in part).

TYPE LOCALITY AND   TYPE REPOSITORY. Somaliland, Jifa Uri, inland from Zeyla (now Zeila , in Somali Saylac , 11°21'N 43°28'E) GoogleMaps   , BMNH.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Somaliland, Jifa Uri, inland from Zeyla (now Zeila, in Somali Saylac , 11°21'N 43° 28'E), leg GoogleMaps   . R. M. Hawker, 1♀ (holotype of Pandinus hawkeri   , Fig. 69 and figs. 317–320 in Kovařík , 2009: 53, 117)   , BMNH No. 1898.4.25.4–6; Berbera, 16. April 1895 or Hargaisa, 25.–28. April. 1895, leg. C   . V. A. Peel, 1 specimen (holotype of Pandinus pugilator   , Fig. 65)   , BMNH No. 1900.0.3.15.1   .

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. Internal trichobothria on chela number 6–8, ventral trichobothria on chela number 11–12. Pedipalp chela hirsute rather densely. Pedipalp chela dorsally smooth, without granules. Chela internal smooth with two longitudinal carinae rather smooth. Chela length/ width ratio is 1.76–1.82. Pectinal teeth number 12–13 in female, male unknown. Metasomal segments I–II ventrally smooth, III–V granulate, mainly on segment IV; metasomal segments I–IV with ventral carinae absent or indicated only. Spiniform formula of tarsomere II = 3/4: 3/4: 3/4-5: 3/4-5. Tarsomere II with 2 spines on inclined anteroventral surface.

COMMENTS. Pandinus pugilator   was based by Pocock on a very damaged specimen (originally stuffed and kept dry, but currently is in alcohol), whose pectens are whol- ly lacking. Due to damage, sex cannot be ascertained. Kovařík (2000: 4) synonymized Pandinus pugilator   with Pandinops bellicosus   , but the current more detail study shows that Pandinus pugilator   is a synonym with P. hawkeri   .

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Departamento de Geologia, Universidad de Chile

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Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Pandinops

Loc

Pandinops hawkeri (Pocock, 1900)

Kovařík, František 2016
2016
Loc

Pandinus (Pandinops) hawkeri

VACHON 1974: 921
1974
Loc

Pandinus (Pandinops) pugilator: Vachon, 1974: 953

VACHON 1974: 953
1974
Loc

Pandinus hawkeri

POCOCK 1900: 61
1900
Loc

Pandinus pugilator

POCOCK 1900: 53
1900