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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, no. 359)

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dc.contributor.author Ochoa, J. A. (José A.)
dc.contributor.author Ojanguren-Affilastro, Andrés A.
dc.contributor.author Mattoni, Camilo I.
dc.contributor.author Prendini, Lorenzo.
dc.date.accessioned 2011-11-28T17:56:31Z
dc.date.available 2011-11-28T17:56:31Z
dc.date.issued 2011-11-23
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6140
dc.description 90 p. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract 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. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, no. 359. en_US
dc.subject Orobothriurus. en_US
dc.subject Bothriuridae. en_US
dc.subject Scorpions. en_US
dc.subject Andes. en_US
dc.title 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, no. 359) en_US
dc.title.alternative Revision of Orobothriurus Maury, 1976. en_US


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    The Bulletin, published continuously since 1881, consists of longer monographic volumes in the field of natural sciences relating to zoology, paleontology, and geology. Current numbers are published at irregular intervals. The Bulletin was originally a place to publish short papers, while longer works appeared in the Memoirs. However, in the 1920s, the Memoirs ceased and the Bulletin series began publishing longer papers. A new series, the Novitates , published short papers describing new forms.

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