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SYSTEMATIC REVISION OF THE ANDEAN SCORPION GENUS OROBOTHRIURUS MAURY, 1976 (BOTHRIURIDAE), WITH DISCUSSION OF THE ALTITUDE RECORD FOR SCORPIONS

Author(s):
Ochoa, Jose A. [1, 2] ; Ojanguren Affilastro, Andres A. [3] ; Mattoni, Camilo I. [4] ; Prendinii, Lorenzo [2]
Total Authors: 4
Affiliation:
[1] Univ Sao Paulo, Inst Biociencias, Dept Zool, BR-05508900 Sao Paulo - Brazil
[2] Amer Museum Nat Hist, Div Invertebrate Zool, Scorp Systemat Res Grp, New York, NY 10024 - USA
[3] Museo Argentino Ciencias Nat Bernardino Rivadavia, Buenos Aires, DF - Argentina
[4] Univ Nacl Cordoba, Fac Ciencias Exactas Fis & Nat, Catedra Div Anim 1, Lab Biol Reprod & Evoluc, RA-5000 Cordoba - Argentina
Total Affiliations: 4
Document type: Journal article
Source: Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History; n. 359, p. 1+, 2011.
Web of Science Citations: 9
Abstract

The systematics of the Andean scorpion genus, Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (Bothriuridae Simon, 1880), is revised. New locality records, obtained during recent field expeditions, distribution maps, and a key to identification of the 15 known species, are provided. Six new species are described: Orobothriurus calchaqui, n. sp., from northwestern Argentina; Orobothriurus compagnuccii, n. sp., from the central Andes of Argentina; Orobothriurus huascaran, n. sp., from central Peru; Orobothriurus quewerukana, n. sp., from southern Peru and northern Chile; Orobothriurus ramirezi, n. sp., from central Chile; and Orobothriurus tamarugal, n. sp., from northern Chile. The known distribution of Orobothriurus and the altitude record for scorpions are discussed. The world's altitude record for a scorpion, previously reported as 5550 m, is demonstrated to be 4910 m. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 10/00018-9 - Cladistics analysis and systematics of the family Chactidae (Arachnida: Scorpiones)
Grantee:José Antonio Ochoa Cámara
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate