A new species of Centruroides from Mexico

Mexico is a hotspot for the medical important genus


Marx, 1890 (Buthidae) with appr. 45 species registered and now Javier Ponce-Saavedra and Oscar F. Francke have described a new species from Sonora State, Mexico.

Centruroides lauriadnae

Ponce-Saavedra & Francke, 2019

Centruroides lauriadnae sp. n. is described from Sonora State, Mexico. This species belongs to the so called “striped” group in the genus (sensu Hoffmann, 1932). It is compared with the 2 other species recorded for Sonora: C. pallidiceps Pocock and C. sculpturatus Ewing, as well as compared with C. suffusus (Pocock) of northern México.


Ponce-Saavedra J, Francke OF. Una especie nueva de alacrán del género


(Scorpiones: Buthidae) del noroeste de México.

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2019;90:e902660

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Family Buthidae