A key to the species of the genus Centruroides Marx (Scorpionida: buthidae)

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:1977
Authors:H. L. Stahnke, Calos M.
Journal:Entomological News
Keywords:Buthidae, Centruroides diagnosis, Centruroides key, Centruroides species synonymy, Scorpionida

This is not a revisionary study. A key to the species of the genus Centruroides, as presently recognized, is presented for the non-systematics. Diagnostic characteristics of the genus are given, followed by a list of 37 species and a key for their determination. A list of subspecies of Centruroides is given followed by synonymies of the Centruroides species and additional species placed in the old genus Centrurus. The discussion points up the need for a revisionary study because of the creation of artificial species due to over-weighting the color characteristics and failure to recognize adequate diagnostic features.

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