Hottentotta polystictus ( Pocock, 1896 )

Kovařík, František, 2018, Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part XIV. Hottentotta somalicus sp. n. (Buthidae) from Somalia, Euscorpius 256 (271), pp. 1-8: 2

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http://doi.org/ 10.18590/euscorpius.2018.vol2018.iss271.1

DOI

http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5510030

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scientific name

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

( Figs. 9–13 View Figures 5–10 View Figures 11–16 )

Buthus polystictus Pocock, 1896: 178–179   , pl. XI, fig. 1.

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. Somaliland , Goolis Mts., inland of Berbera   ; BMNH ( The Natural History Museum , London, United Kingdom)   .

ETHIOPIAN MATERIAL EXAMINED. 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. T. Mazuch GoogleMaps   .

SOMALILAND MATERIAL EXAMINED. Somaliland, Hamas, between Hargeisa and Berbera, 10°02.267'N 44°47. 299'E, 650 m a.s.l., XI.2010, 1♂ 1♀, leg. T. Mazuch ; GoogleMaps   70 km from Berbera to Hargeysa , XI.2010, 1♂, leg. T. Mazuch; Laas Gel, 50 km NE Hargeisa, 09°46'16.6"N 44°27'07.2"E, 1090 m a.s.l., 7.VII.2011, 1♂ 2♀ 3juvs., leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; beetwen Berbera and Sheikh, 10°05' 49.9"N 45°11'40.1"E, 628 m a.s.l., 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   ; beetween Burao and Laas Caanood, 09°11' 18.4"N 45°54'24"E, 871 m a.s.l., 11.VII.2011, 1♀ 2juvs., leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; Sheikh , 09°57'25.9"N 45°09'52.2"E, 1492 m a.s.l., 12.VII.2011, 1♂ 7♀, leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; 15 km N of Sheikh, Goolis Mts. , 09°32'27.7"N 45°31' 38.9"E, 1056 m a.s.l, 6.II.2017, 1♀ 1juv., leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; Laas Gel , 50 km NE Hargeisa, 09°46'47"N 44°26'43"E, 1043 m a.s.l., 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., 28.-30.VIII.2017, 2♂ 3♀ 7 juvs., leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; between Berbera and Burao, 10°02'12"N 44°47'21"E, 60 m a.s.l., 30.VIII.2017, 1♂ im., leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; Sheikh , Goolis Mts., 09°56'38"N 45°10'59"E, 1418 m a.s.l., 6.IX.2017, 1♂ 9♀ 8juvs., leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ; Borama , Amoud University campus, 09° 56'49"N 43°13'23"E, 1394 m a.s.l., 9-13.IX.2017, 1♂, leg. F. Kovařík. GoogleMaps  

DIAGNOSIS. Total length 40–60 mm, some males may be only 35 mm long. Trichobothrium db on fixed finger of pedipalp situated between trichobothria et and est. Sexual dimorphism not pronounced; manus of pedipalp of approximately same width in both sexes, but males have fingers of pedipalps slightly twisted. Pectinal teeth number 22–27 in males, 18–22 in females. Chelicerae yellow, anterior part could be reticulated in darker specimens. Pedipalps sparsely hirsute. Metasoma with only a few hairs. Color 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, of which some are smooth, without granules and obsolete. Chela lacks carinae but is usually granulate. Movable fingers of pedipalps with 12–14 rows of granules and 5 or 6 terminal granules. Seventh sternite bears 4 well marked carinae, usually granulated. First to third metasomal segments with 10 carinae; fourth with 8 or 10 carinae; fifth with 5 carinae. All carinae granulated, dorsal carinae bear larger terminal granules. Metasoma very narrow. First metasomal segment of adults usually longer than wide or as long as wide, second metasomal segment always longer than wide. Fourth metasomal segment length/width ratio 1.70–1.73 in both sexes. Telson very bulbous. Telson length/depth ratio 2.45– 2.48 in females.

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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Buthidae

Genus

Hottentotta

Loc

Hottentotta polystictus ( Pocock, 1896 )

Kovařík, František 2018
2018
Loc

Buthus polystictus

POCOCK 1896: 179
1896