Pandinops turieli Kovařík, 2016

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 : 13-16

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scientific name

Pandinops turieli Kovařík
status

sp. n.

Pandinops turieli Kovařík , sp. n.

( Figs. 22–60, 68–69, Table 1) http://zoobank.org/urn:lsid:zoobank.org:act:2C5916

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Pandinus (Pandinops) bellicosus: Kovařík, 2009: 51 , 116, figs. 307–308 (in part).

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Ethiopia, Oromia State, Sidamo Province, Wachile , 04°32'33"N 39° 03'07"E, 1051 m a.s.l. GoogleMaps , FKCP.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Ethiopia, Oromia State, Sidamo Province, Wachile , 04°32'33"N 39°03'07"E, 1051 m a.s.l. (Locality No. 16EH), 16.-17.IV.2016, 1♂ (holotype, Figs. 22–23, 26, 28, 32–35, 49–51, 68) 1♂ 7♀1♀ juv. (paratypes, Figs. 24–25, 27, 29–31, 36–48, 52–57, 5 ♀ alive), leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps , FKCP. Kenya, NE Province, El Wak, 1. V.2001, 1♀ (paratype), leg. Werner & Smrž , FKCP.

ETYMOLOGY. It is a pleasure to name this species after a young scorpiologist Carlos Turiel (Neuss, Germany).

DIAGNOSIS. Total length 55–72 mm. Base color uniformly reddish brown/orange to black, legs yellow or orange and telson yellow or white, pedipalp chela orange to reddish brown. Carapace smooth in middle, several granules sparsely along margins only. External trichobothria on patella number 13–16 (5 eb, 2–4 esb, 2 em, 1– 2 est, 3 et); ventral trichobothria on patella number 22– 27; internal trichobothria on chela number 6–8, ventral trichobothria on chela number 10–12. Pedipalp chela hirsute. Pedipalp chela dorsally tuberculated/granulated, without pointed granules, lobe almost smooth. Chela internal smooth, sparsely granulated mainly in anterior part, with two smooth short longitudinal carinae. Chela of male length/ width ratio is 1.68–1.71. Pectinal teeth number 11–15 in both sexes. Sternite VII bumpy without granules. Metasomal segments I–II ventrally smooth, III–V granulated, 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. Length to width ratio of male metasomal segment V is 1.90–1.93.

DESCRIPTION. The adults are 55–68 mm long. The habitus is shown in Figs. 22–25. For position and distribution of the trichobothria of pedipalps see Figs. 35– 41. External trichobothria on patella number 13–16 (5 eb, 2–4 esb, 2 em, 1–2 est, 3 et); ventral trichobothria on patella number 22–27; internal trichobothria on chela number 6–8, ventral trichobothria on chela number 10– 12. Sexual dimorphism: adult male has bigger pectines ( Figs 28–29); there are differences neither in the shape of pedipalps chela ( Figs. 32 and 36) nor in metasoma length ( Figs. 49–54).

Coloration ( Figs. 22–27, 55–56). The base color is uniformly reddish brown/orange to black, legs are yellow or orange, telson is yellow or white, pedipalp chela is orange to reddish brown, chelicerae are yellow to orange, and carapace is yellow or orange in the anterior part and rather reddish brown in the posterior part.

Carapace and mesosoma ( Figs. 26–27). The entire carapace is smooth in the middle, covered by granules sparsely along margins. The anterior margin of the carapace is symmetrically concave, medially strongly convex, and it bears several macrosetae. The tergites are smooth and can be finely granulated mainly in male. The pectinal tooth count is 14 in males, 11–13 (1x11, 3x12, 2x13) in females from Ethiopia and 15 in the female from Kenya. The pectine marginal tips extend to quarter of the fourth sternite in the male, and to three quarters of the third sternite in the female. All sternites are smooth, without granules or carinae, but with two longitudinal furrows. Sternite VII is bumpy without granules.

Metasoma and telson ( Figs. 49–54). The metasomal segments I–IV bear a total of 6 smooth carinae, only the carinae on the fourth segment can be partly granulated. The ventral carinae are absent or indicated only. The fifth segment has seven variously developed and granulated carinae. The dorsal and lateral surfaces of the segments are smooth without granules. The segments I– II are ventrally smooth, III–V are granulated, mainly on segment IV. The entire metasoma is sparsely hirsute, more on the third to fifth segments, and the telson. The telson is smooth, elongate, with the aculeus approximately as long as the vesicle.

Pedipalps ( Figs. 32–44). The pedipalps are hirsute by long setae. The femur is granulated dorsally and bears four carinae composed of solitary strong granules. The patella is smooth, finely granulated on internal surface only, there are two externo lateral smooth carinae and one internal carina is indicated by 3–5 big granules. Pedipalp chela is dorsally tuberculated/granulated, without carinae and pointed granules, lobe almost smooth. Several well defined granules are present on external suface. The chela internal is smooth, sparsely granulated mainly in anterior part, with two short characteristic smooth longitudinal carinae in the middle. The movable and fixed fingers of the pedipalp with distinct granules in a row divided into 5–7 rows by big concave granules.

Legs ( Figs. 45–48). All legs are without distinct carinae and smooth. The tarsomeres are hirsute by setae and macrosetae more densely on legs I–II. For spiniform formula of tarsomeres of legs see paragraph under Pandinops section.

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Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Pandinops

Loc

Pandinops turieli Kovařík

Kovařík, František 2016
2016
Loc

Pandinus (Pandinops) bellicosus: Kovařík, 2009: 51

: Kovarik 2009: 51
2009