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Zeeshan Mirza and co-workers recently described a new species ofHottentotta
Birula, 1908 (Buthidae) from the Western Ghats, India.
Mirza, Ambekar & Kulkarni, 2019
The article also has a identification key for the Indian species in the genusHottentotta
A new species, Hottentotta vinchu sp. n., is described from the Western Ghats of India. The new species morphologically resembles to Hottentotta rugiscutis (Pocock, 1897) from which it differs in having metasomal segment II wider than long in both sexes. The new species, however, is sister to Hottentotta pachyurus (Pocock, 1897) based on cytochrome oxidase I gene from which it differs in an uncorrected sequence divergence of 7%.
Mirza Z, Ambekar M, Kulkarni NU. A new species of scorpion of the genusHottentotta
Birula, 1908 from the Western Ghats, India (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Arachnida - Rivista Aracnologica Italiana. 2019;5(12):2-16.