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India is a large country with a large scorpion diversity. There have been a quite a few studies of the scorpion fauna in the past of this country, but now a new generation of scorpion taxonomists are emerging armed with modern taxonomical and phylogenetical methods and we can expect many interesting findings in the years to come.
Shauri Sulakhe and several co-workers published an article in December describing a new species of Scorpiops Peters, 1861 (Scorpiopidae) from Western Ghats in India.
Scorpiops telbaila Sulakhe, Deshpande, Dandekar, Ketkar, Padhye & Bastawade, 2020
The article also has an identification key to the Scorpiops species from northern Western Ghats and northern Maharashtra, India.
A new cryptic species of Scorpiops (Scorpiopidae) is described from northern Western Ghats of India with integrated taxonomic approach. Scorpiops telbaila sp. n. is closely related to S. tenuicauda and differs from all species of Scorpiops in morphological features and raw genetic divergence of 5.4-14.1 %.
Sulakhe S, Deshpande S, Dandekar N, Ketkar M, Padhye A, Bastawade D. A new cryptic species of Scorpiops Peters, 1861 (Scorpiones: Scorpiopidae) from the northern Western Ghats, India. Euscorpius. 2020(327):1-18. [Open Access]