The genus Bothriurus (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) in Patagonia

The genus Bothriurus (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) in Patagonia © Insect Systematics & Evolution (Group 9) The genus Bothriurus (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) in Patagonia CAMILO IVÁN MATTONI Mattoni, C. I.: The genus Bothriurus (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) in Patagonia. Insect Syst. Evol. 38: 173-192. Copenhagen, July, 2007. ISSN 1399-560X. Historically, the identity and distribution of some Bothriurus species from Patagonia have not been clear. The previous concepts of the Bothriurus patagonicus species group may comprise more than one species. Two new species, Bothriurus huincul sp. n. and B. sanctaecrucis sp. n., are described, and additional morphological and distributional data of B. patagonicus, and B. burmeisteri are provided . An identification key and a map with all the records of Patagonian Bothriurus species are provided. Phylogenetic and biogeographic aspects of Patagonian Bothriurus, reflecting ancient connections of Patagonia with the center and north of Chile, are discussed. Camilo Iván Mattoni, Division of Invertebrate Zoology, American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024–5192, USA (cmattoni@ Insect Syst.Evol. Introduction Patagonia is a vast cool semi-desert of southern South America that occupies southern Argentina and small areas of southern Chile, covering ap- prox. 500,000 km 2 . In Argentina, Patagonia ex- tends south from the Colorado River, Insect Systematics & Evolution Brill

The genus Bothriurus (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae) in Patagonia

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