The scorpions from the Mitaraka Massif in French Guiana (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Chactidae)


en Zoosystema 40 (14) - Pages 367-374

Published on 23 July 2018

This article is a part of the thematic issue “Our Planet Reviewed” 2015 large-scale biotic survey in Mitaraka, French Guiana

A synopsis is proposed for all scorpion species collected, up to present, in the Mitaraka Massif in French Guiana, a site located near to the borders of French Guiana, Brazil and Suriname. One new species, Guyanochactas touroulti n. sp. (Chactidae) is described. The description of the new species brings further evidence to the biogeographic pattern of distribution presented by some elements of the family Chactidae endemic to the Tepuys or the Inselberg formations of South America.


Scorpiones, French Guiana, Mitaraka Massif, Inselberg, endemism, new species.

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