TITLE

First reports of Razianus (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Iraq and Pakistan, descriptions of two new species, and redescription of Razianus zarudnyi

AUTHOR(S)
MUHAMMAD TAHIR, H.; NAVIDPOUR, SHAHROKH; PRENDINI, LORENZO
PUB. DATE
June 2014
SOURCE
American Museum Novitates;6/24/2014, Issue 3805/3806, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The scorpion fauna of Pakistan, like that of the rest of the Indian subcontinent, is poorly known and many new species may await discovery. We describe two new species of the buthid genus Razianus Farzanpay, 1987, i.e., Razianus birulai, sp. nov., and Razianus farzanpayi, sp. nov., the first records of this genus from Pakistan, raising the number of species in the genus to four and extending its distribution southeast. In addition, we redescribe the type species, Razianus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903), report the first record from Iraq, extending the distribution of Razianus further west, plot the known locality records of the three species occurring in Iraq, Iran, and Pakistan, and provide a key to their identification.
ACCESSION #
96808111

 

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