MUSEO ARGENTINO DE CIENCIAS NATURALES "BERNARDINO RIVADAVIA"
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
New data on Chilean Urophonius Pocock, 1893 (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae), with description of a new species
ANDRES ALEJANDRO OJANGUREN AFFILASTRO; JAIME PIZARRO ARAYA; LORENZO PRENDINI
AMERICAN MUSEUM NOVITATES
AMER MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY
Año: 2011 vol. 3725 p. 1 - 1
New data on Chilean species of the bothriurid genus Urophonius Pocock 1893 are provided. Urophonius mondacai n. sp. from central Chile is described. Urophonius tumbensis Cekalovic 1981 is redescribed with modern standards, and information about its distribution and ecology is provided. Urophonius transandinus is redescribed, its range of known distribution is significantly enlarged, and new data about the morphological variability of different populations of this species is provided. In this contribution we suggest using a slight modification of Maurys (1973) group division of the genus, in which it is divided into two groups, instead of using Acostas division of 1988, currently in use, in which it is divided into three groups. A distribution map of the species treated in this contribution is provided, together with a key for the Chilean species of the genus.