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1 April 2009 Revised diagnosis and redescription of Apistobuthus susanae (Scorpiones, Buthidae)
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The scorpion Apistobuthus susanae Lourenço 1998 is redescribed based on new specimens collected from Khoozestan Province, Iran. It is distinct from A. pterygocercus Finnegan 1932 found in the dunes of Rub' al-Khali. The two species cannot be separated by previously used diagnostic characters. Instead, A. susanae is differentiated from A. pterygocercus by new characters, including more robust legs and pedipalps, shorter pectines, stronger carination, and complete fusion of central lateral and posterior median carinae of the carapace.

Shahrokh Navidpour and Graeme Lowe "Revised diagnosis and redescription of Apistobuthus susanae (Scorpiones, Buthidae)," The Journal of Arachnology 37(1), 45-59, (1 April 2009). https://doi.org/10.1636/H08-44.1
Received: 24 August 2008; Published: 1 April 2009
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