A new species of Centruroides from Mexico


Mexico is a hotspot for the medical important genus

Centruroides

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



Abstract:
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.

Reference:

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

Centruroides

(Scorpiones: Buthidae) del noroeste de México.

Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2019;90:e902660

. [Open Access]



Family Buthidae