Archiv für den Monat: Dezember 2013

Two new papers are published…

Armas, L. F. de & M. Seiter. (2013). Phrynus gervaisii (Pocock, 1894) is a junior synonym of Phrynus barbadensis (Pocock, 1893) (Amblypygi: Phrynidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 23: 128-132.


The comparison of topotypes of Phrynus barbadensis (Pocock, 1893) with specimens of Phrynus gervaisii (Pocock, 1894) from Costa Rica, Colombia, Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago demonstrated that the last species is a junior synonym of the former. Also, for the first time, this species is recorded from Aruba (Netherland Antilles).

Grupo Ibérico de Aracnología – Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa


Seiter, M. & C. Turiel. (2013). First record of Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758) from Jordan (Scorpiones: Buthidae). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología, 23: 95-98.


This study reports the first record of the species for the Jordanian scorpion fauna. Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758) is herein recorded next to Al Zarqa‘ city, Al Zarqa‘ province. Body measurements and comparison with similar Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828 species in this area are provided.

Grupo Ibérico de Aracnología – Sociedad Entomológica Aragonesa

major revision of the subfamily Syntropinae changes some of the species names I blogged here…

González-Santillán, Edmundo & Lorenzo Prendini. 2013. Redefinition and generic Revision of the North American Vaejovid scorpion subfamily Syntropinae Kraeplin, 19025, with descriptions of six new gernera. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 382: 1-71.

therefore, pictures from my specimen belong now to the following species (bold):

Hoffmannius punctatus variegatus = Mesomexovis variegatus
Hoffmannius spinigerus sonorensis = Paravaejovis spinigerus
Thorellius occidentalis = Mesomexovis occidentalis