Frantisek Kovarik and co-workers have published an article where the revise the species ofHottentotta
Birula, 1908 (Buthidae) described by the famous Russian arachnologist Alexei A. Byalynitskii-Birulya (or A. A. Birula).
Two new species are described:
Kovarik, Yagmur & Fet, 2019 (Iran)
Kovarik, Yagmur & Fet, 2019 (Pakistan)
See abstract and article for further taxonomical conclusions.
The types of Hottentotta species described by A. A. Birula and deposited in the Zoological Institute, Russian Academy of Sciences, St. Petersburg, Russia are revised. The types of H. buchariensis (Birula, 1897), H. niloticus (Birula, 1928), H. penjabensis (Birula, 1897) stat. nov. and H. schach (Birula, 1905) are fully illustrated with color photographs of morphology. Their taxonomic position is discussed. Lectotypes are designated for H. niloticus and H. schach. We confirm synonymy of Buthus (Hottentotta) minax niloticus Birula, 1928 (Sudan) with Buthus minax L. Koch, 1875, syn. n. Two new species, Hottentotta juliae sp. n. from Iran (Fars Province) and H. krivokhatskyi sp. n. from Pakistan (Balochistan Province), are described, based on specimens which were in previous publications incorrectly identified as H. schach and H. penjabensis.
Kovarik F. A revision of the genus Hottentotta Birula, 1908, with descriptions of four new species (Scorpiones, Buthidae).Euscorpius. 2007(58):1-107
. [Open Access]