Arachnologische Mitteilungen

DOI Code: 10.5431/aramit4902
Author(s): Tropea G, Fet V, Parmakelis A, Kotsakiozi P & Stathi I
Year: 2015
Title: A new species of Euscorpius (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae) from southern Bulgaria
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Issue: Heft 49
Pages: 10-20
Abstract: A new scorpion species, Euscorpius drenskii sp. nov., is described from the Western Rhodope Mts. in southern Bulgaria. It is characterized by an oligotrichous trichobothrial pattern, which shows a conspicuous loss of one trichobothrium in the external median patellar series (em = 3), also observed in E. carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767) and the subgenus Alpiscorpius Gantenbein, Fet, Largiadèr & Scholl, 1999. Phylogenetic analysis of 16S rDNA marker sequences does not show any close relationship between these three groups, suggesting that the observed loss of a trichobothrium is an independent event.
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Keywords: Scorpions, systematics, West Rhodope, 16S rDNA

Arachnologische Gesellschaft - Arachnologische Mitteilungen - 10.5431/aramit4902 - 26.6.2017