A new island species of Centruroides Marx, 1890 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from the southwestern Caribbean

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2017
Authors:Teruel, R, Myers, B
Journal:Euscorpius
Volume:252
Pagination:1-14
Abstract:

Herein we describe a new species of the Buthidae scorpion genus Centruroides Marx, 1890. It occurs at least in two small offshore islands of the southwestern Caribbean: Cozumel in Mexico and Guanaja in Honduras, based upon type specimens from the former and photographic evidence from the latter. It belongs in the "gracilis" species-group and is most closely related to both Centruroides gracilis (Latreille, 1805) and Centruroides nigrescens (Pocock, 1898).

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