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Un nouveau genre et quatre nouvelles espèces de scorpions (Buthidae) du Moyen Orient

Wilson R. LOURENÇO & Max VACHON

fr Zoosystema 19 (2&3) - Pages 327-336

Published on 31 July 1997


Lourenço & Vachon (1995) proposed dividing the genus Orthochirus Karsch, 1891 into two genera by describing Paraorthochirus for certain species in Iran (Muscat), and Afghanistan. In this paper a third genus, Afghanorthochirus n.g., is described and three new species from Afghanistan and Pakistan assigned to it: Afghanorthochirus erardi, Afghanorthochirus monodi and Afghanorthochirus danielleae. Paraorthochirus blandini n.sp., the fourth species in that genus, is also described from Pakistan.

Keywords :

scorpion, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Afghanorthochirus, Paraorthochirus, new genus, new species.