Several synonymizations and redescrptions in the family Buthidae


Frantisek Kovarik has conducted a critical review on several taxa in the family Buthidae. These are the main conclusions:



Buthacus armasi

Lourenço, 2013 is synonymized with

Buthacus leptochelys

(Ehrenberg, 1829).



Buthacus maliensis

Lourenço & Qi,2007 is synonymized with

Androctonus aleksandrplotkini

Lourenço & Qi, 2007.



Compsobuthus williamsi

Lourenço, 1999 is synonymized with

Compsobuthus matthiesseni

(Birula, 1905).



In addition a couple of old synonymzations are confirmed and several taxa have been revised and new descriptions are presented.



Abstract:
The taxonomic position of Buthacus armasi Lourenço, 2013, B. clevai Lourenço, 2001, B. huberi Lourenço, 2001, B.maliensis Lourenço & Qi, 2007, B. nigerianus Lourenço & Qi, 2006, Compsobuthus andresi Lourenço, 2004, C.simoni Lourenço, 1999, C. tassili Lourenço, 2010, C. tofti Lourenço, 2001, C. williamsi Lourenço, 1999, and Sabinebuthus elegans Lourenço, 2001 is revised and fictitious characters in their original descriptions are discussedand corrected. Buthacus armasi Lourenço, 2013 is synonymized with Buthacus leptochelys (Ehrenberg, 1829) syn. n., B. huberi Lourenço, 2001 is confirmed to be a synonym of Buthacus occidentalis Vachon, 1953, B. maliensis Lourenço & Qi,2007 is synonymized with Androctonus aleksandrplotkini Lourenço & Qi, 2007 syn. n., Compsobuthus williamsi Lourenço, 1999 is synonymized with Compsobuthus matthiesseni (Birula, 1905) syn. n., and Sabinebuthus elegans Lourenço, 2001 is confirmed to be a junior synonym of Lanzatus somalicus Kovařík, 2001.

Reference:

Kovarik F. Notes on the Genera

Buthacus

,

Compsobuthus

, and

Lanzatus

with Several Synonymies and Corrections of Published Characters (Scorpiones: Buthidae).

Euscorpius. 2018(269):1-12

. [Open Access]



Family Buthidae