A new species of Microtityus from the British Virgin Islands

Luis de Armas has recently published a new species of the small buthid genus Microtityus Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966 from the British Virgin Islands.

Microtityus eustatia

Armas, 2018

Microtityus (Parvabsonus) eustatia sp. n. is herein described from the British Virgin Islands (West Indies): Eustatia Island (type locality), Virgin Gorda Island, and Camanoe Island, based on seven specimens (three males and four females). The new species closely resembles M. waeringi Francke & Sissom, 1980 from St. John Island and St. Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, differing mainly by the fixed finger of pedipalp having ten rows of denticles (nine in M. waeringi) and more attenuated metasoma. Also, new localities are recorded for Heteronebo yntemai Francke & Sissom, 1980 (Scorpionidae) and Centruroides griseus (C. L. Koch, 1844) (Buthidae).


de Armas LF. A New Species of


from the British Virgin Islands, West Indies, and New Localities for Other Scorpions (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae). Euscorpius. 2018(264):1-10.

Family Buthidae