INVESTIGADORES
MATTONI Camilo Ivan
artículos
Título:
Systematic Revision of the Genus Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae), with Correction of the Altitude Record for Scorpions
Autor/es:
OCHOA, J.A.; OJANGUREN-AFFILASTRO, A. A.; MATTONI, C.I.; PRENDINI, L.
Revista:
BULLETIN OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Editorial:
AMER MUSEUM NATURAL HISTORY
Referencias:
Lugar: New York; Año: 2011 vol. 359 p. 1 - 1
ISSN:
0003-0090
Resumen:
The systematics of the Andean scorpion genus, Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (BothriuridaeSimon, 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 newspecies are described: Orobothriurus calchaqui, n. sp., from northwestern Argentina;Orobothriurus compagnuccii, n. sp., from the central Andes of Argentina; Orobothriurushuascaran, 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 worldÂ’s altitude record for a scorpion, previously reported as 5550 m, is demonstrated to be 4910 m.