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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Neobuthus awashensis Kovařík & Lowe, 2012


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).


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Tavera, Department of Geology and Geophysics


Musée Royal de l’Afrique Centrale


Zoological Museum, University of Hanoi


Sichuan School of Chinese Materia Medica


Departamento de Biologia de la Universidad del Valle


The Culture Collection of Extremophilic Fungi