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Revista mexicana de biodiversidad

On-line version ISSN 2007-8706Print version ISSN 1870-3453


PONCE-SAAVEDRA, Javier  and  FRANCKE, Oscar F.. Description of a new species of scorpion of medical importance of the genus Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from the state of Colima, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2009, vol.80, n.3, pp.647-658. ISSN 2007-8706.

Centruroides hirsutipalpus sp. nov. from the region of Minatitlán, Colima, Mexico is described. The new species is compared with C. elegans Thorell and C. tecomanus Hoffmann, which are morphologically and geographically closely related. Comparisons with other species of "striped" Centruroides from central and western Mexico are included. This medically important species had not been collected previously.

Keywords : Buthidae; Centruroides; new species; systematics; Colima; Mexico.

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