Revista mexicana de biodiversidad
versión On-line ISSN 2007-8706
versión impresa ISSN 1870-3453
PONCE-SAAVEDRA, Javier y FRANCKE, Óscar F.. A new scorpion species of the genus Centruroides (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from the coast of the state of Jalisco, Mexico. Rev. Mex. Biodiv. [online]. 2011, vol.82, n.4, pp.1163-1175. ISSN 2007-8706.
Centruroides chamela sp. nov. from Chamela, Jalisco, Mexico is described. The new species is compared primarily with C. elegans Thorell, because both species are sympatric. It is also compared with C. mascota Ponce-Saavedra et Francke, C. hirsutipalpus Ponce-Saavedra et Francke and C. tecomanus Hoffmann which are morphologically and geographically nearest to the new species. Centruroides meisei Hoffmann, which inhabits the coast of Guerrero is compared because this species was previously classified as a subspecies of C. elegans. Finally, C. infamatus (C.L. Koch) and C. ornatus (Pocock) are included in the comparisons because they are also present in the state of Jalisco, and belong to the "striped" section of the genus.
Palabras llave : Buthidae; Centruroides; new species; systematics; Jalisco; Mexico.