MATTONI Camilo Ivan
Systematics and distribution of three Bothriurus species (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) from central and northern Chile
MATTONI, C.I. & L.E. ACOSTA
STUDIES ON NEOTROPICAL FAUNA AND ENVIRONMENT
URBAN AND FISCHER - ELSEVIER
Año: 2006 vol. 41 p. 235 - 235
Bothriurus coriaceus Pocock and B. keyserlingi Pocock are redescribed, and the latter is restored as a valid species (formerly under synonymy of B. coriaceus). Though these species were erroneously mentioned from Argentina and Brazil, they are restricted to Chile: B. coriaceus distributed from Coquimbo to Santiago (type locality Coquimbo), and B. keyserlingi from Region of Valparaiso and surroundings (type locality uncertain). The external morphology and the hemispermatophores of these species are very similar; they differ in their pigment patterns. The ranges of both species are updated. New records of the close relative, B. dumayi are also provided, which enhance its known distribution.