A new species of Liocheles from India

Zeeshan Mirza recently published an article with the description of a new species of Liocheles Sundevall, 1833 (Hormuridae) from northeastern India.

Liocheles schalleri Mirza, 2017

Scorpions of the genus Liocheles Sundevall, 1833 are widespread in forests of the Indo-Pacific region; however, its species diversity is poorly resolved. A new species of the genus Liocheles is herein described from northeast India after examination of freshly collected specimens and available museum material. The new species, Liocheles schalleri sp. nov., occurs in the Indo-Burma biodiversity hotspot, a region that has been poorly explored for its arachnid diversity.

Mirza ZA. Description of a new species of Liocheles Sundevall, 1833 (Hormuridae) from India. Zootaxa. 2017;4365(2):217-30. [Subscription required for full text]

Thanks to Zeeshan Mirza for sending me his article!

Family Hormuridae