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A new Troglomorphic, leaf-litter scorpion from Ecuador (Troglotayosicidae: Troglotayosicus) (American Museum novitates, no. 3981)

Show simple item record Botero-Trujillo, Ricardo Ochoa, J. A. (José A.) Prendini, Lorenzo 2021-11-03T19:42:28Z 2021-11-03T19:42:28Z 2021-11-03
dc.identifier.issn 0003-0082
dc.description 24 pages : illustrations (some color), map ; 26 cm. en_US
dc.description.abstract For several decades, Troglotayosicus Lourenço, 1981, remained an enigmatic, monotypic scorpion genus believed to be troglobitic. The discovery and description in recent years of several endogean species of the genus, inhabiting the leaf litter of tropical rainforests in Colombia and Ecuador, advanced knowledge about these scorpions. The known distribution of Troglotayosicus was considerably expanded along the Andes, and it was demonstrated that, despite the absence of median ocelli, the genus is composed primarily of species that inhabit leaf litter. In the present study, Troglotayosicus ballvei, sp. nov., is described from Sacha Huagra Lodge, adjacent to Archidona Municipality, in Napo Province, Ecuador, raising the number of Troglotayosicus species to six, three each in Colombia and Ecuador. An updated map of the known distribution of the genus is presented. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates;no.3981
dc.subject Troglotayosicus ballvei. en_US
dc.subject Scorpions -- Ecuador -- Napo (Province) -- Classification. en_US
dc.title A new Troglomorphic, leaf-litter scorpion from Ecuador (Troglotayosicidae: Troglotayosicus) (American Museum novitates, no. 3981) en_US

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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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