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1 November 2011 Systematic Revision of the Andean Scorpion Genus Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (Bothriuridae), with Discussion of the Altitude Record for Scorpions
José A. Ochoa, Andres A. Ojanguren Affilastro, Camilo I. Mattoni, Lorenzo Prendini
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The systematics of the Andean scorpion genus, Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (Bothriuridae Simon, 1880), is revised. New locality records, obtained during recent field expeditions, distribution maps, and a key to identification of the 15 known species, are provided. Six new species are described: Orobothriurus calchaqui, n. sp., from northwestern Argentina; Orobothriurus compagnuccii, n. sp., from the central Andes of Argentina; Orobothriurus huascaran, n. sp., from central Peru; Orobothriurus quewerukana, n. sp., from southern Peru and northern Chile; Orobothriurus ramirezi, n. sp., from central Chile; and Orobothriurus tamarugal, n. sp., from northern Chile. The known distribution of Orobothriurus and the altitude record for scorpions are discussed. The world's altitude record for a scorpion, previously reported as 5550 m, is demonstrated to be 4910 m.

José A. Ochoa, Andres A. Ojanguren Affilastro, Camilo I. Mattoni, and Lorenzo Prendini "Systematic Revision of the Andean Scorpion Genus Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (Bothriuridae), with Discussion of the Altitude Record for Scorpions," Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 2011(359), 1-90, (1 November 2011). https://doi.org/10.1206/359.1
Published: 1 November 2011
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