Neobuthus awashensis Kovařík & Lowe, 2012

Kovařík, František, Lowe, Graeme, Awale, Ahmed Ibrahim, Elmi, Hassan Sh Abdirahman & Abdi, Ali, 2018, Scorpions of the Horn of Africa (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part XVII. Revision of Neobuthus, with description of seven new species from Ethiopia, Kenya and Somaliland (Buthidae), Euscorpius 271, pp. 1-82: 14

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5741295

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http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5741295

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scientific name

Neobuthus awashensis Kovařík & Lowe, 2012
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Neobuthus awashensis Kovařík & Lowe, 2012  

( Figs. 55–56, 403, 418, 421, 438, Table 5)

Neobuthus awashensis Kovařík & Lowe, 2012: 7–16   , figs. 5–6, 18–21, 34–38, 44–47, 67–74, 86, 89, 92, 95–96, 100–101; Kovařík et al., 2015: 30; Lowe & Kovařík, 2016: 2–4, figs. 1–6, 158, 161–165.

TYPE LOCALITY AND   TYPE REPOSITORY. Ethiopia, Awash , Metahara env., 08°54'N 39°54'E, 960-1050 m a.s.l. GoogleMaps   , FKCP.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Ethiopia, Awash, Metahara env., 08°54'N 39°54'E, 960-1050 m a.s.l., 1♀ (paratype), 2008, leg GoogleMaps   . V. Trailin, 2♀1♀ im. (allotype and paratypes), XI.2010, leg   . T. Mazuch and P. Novák, 32♂ (holotype and paratypes) 18♀ (paratypes) 11♀ ims, 5♂ ims (paratypes), 19.-22.VII.2011, leg. F. Kovařík. Most types including holotype are in the collection of the first author ( FKCP)   , other paratypes are in the GLPC, MRAC, RTOC, ZMHB, and ZMUH collections.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED. Ethiopia, 11°43'22"N 40° 56'52"E, 457 m a.s.l. ( Locality No. 12 EMA), 20.XI. 2012, 1♀1♀ im., leg. F. Kovařík ( UV detection) GoogleMaps   , FKCP; 11°43'30"N 40°58'45"E, 404 m a.s.l. ( Locality No. 12EM), 20.XI.2012, 1♂, leg. F. Kovařík ( UV detection) GoogleMaps   , FKCP; Gewane , 10°09'38"N 40°39'45"E, 631 m a.s.l. (Locality No. 12 EO), 23.XI.2012, 1♂ 1♀, leg. F. Kovařík, ( UV detection) GoogleMaps   , FKCP; 09°08'10.4"N 40° 09'45.5"E, 835 m a.s.l. ( Locality No. 12ER), 24.XI. 2012, 12♂ 1♀ 1juv., leg. F. Kovařík ( UV detection) GoogleMaps   , FKCP, 26.-27.XI.2014, 8♂ 2♀ 2juvs, leg. F. Kovařík   , FKCP; Awash , Metahara env., 08°54'N 39° 54'E, 960- 1050 m a.s.l. (Locality No. 12 EX), 25.XI. 2012, 7♂ 6♀ 5juvs., 27.-30.XI.2014, 7♂ 1♀ ( Figs. 55–56), topotypes, leg. F. Kovařík GoogleMaps   ( UV detection).

DIAGNOSIS. Total length 18–22 mm (males), 22.5–30 mm (females); carapace with area between anterior median carinae fuscous; tergites with fuscous pigmentation unbroken across median area; pedipalp relatively slender, males with femur L/ W 2.50 –2.70, patella L/ W 2.45 –2.70, chela L/ W 4.63 –5.08; chela movable finger with 5–6 subrows of primary denticles, 3–5 external accessory denticles flanking proximal end of each subrow; trichobothria d 2 usually absent from femur and patella; dorsoexternal and ventroexternal carinae on pedipalp patella in female well developed; posterior margins of tergites with 1–2 pairs of macrosetae; pedipalps, legs, metasoma and telson with short, stout macrosetae in males, and long, fine setae in females; males with coxae sparsely granulated, sternites III–VI lightly shagreened to smooth, sternite VII finely granulated with 4 weak, granulated carinae; females with sternites III–VI smooth, sternite VII sparsely shagreened with 4 weak carinae, median carinae granulated; metasoma I–III with median lateral carinae present in both sexes; lateral surface of metasoma V in males densely granulated, with granules separated; soles of telotarsi with relatively sparse setation, leg III of adults with 12–19 ventral macrosetae on telotarsus; pectine teeth: 17–21 (males), 15–18 (females).

V

Royal British Columbia Museum - Herbarium

T

Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics

MRAC

Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale

ZMUH

Zoological Museum, University of Hanoi

EMA

Sichuan School of Chinese Materia Medica

UV

Departamento de Biologia de la Universidad del Valle

EX

The Culture Collection of Extremophilic Fungi

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Buthidae

Genus

Neobuthus