Scorpiops novaki (Kovařík, 2005) Kovařík & Lowe & Stockmann & Šťáhlavský, 2020

Kovařík, František, Lowe, Graeme, Stockmann, Mark & Šťáhlavský, František, 2020, Revision of genus-group taxa in the family Scorpiopidae Kraepelin, 1905, with description of 15 new species (Arachnida Scorpiones), Euscorpius 325, pp. 1-140 : 76

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Scorpiops novaki (Kovařík, 2005)

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Euscorpiops novaki Kovařík, 2005: 4–6 , figs. 8, 11, 15–16; Qi et al., 2005: 15–18; Di et al., 2010 b: 51.

= Euscorpiops karschi Lourenço et al. in Qi et al., 2005: 25, figs. 94–108; Di & Zhu, 2009a: 11–15, figs. 1–26; Di et al., 2010 b: 51; Di et al., 2013: 58–59; Di et al., 2014: 10, 15; Fet & Kovařík, 2020: 4. Syn. n. /

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. China, Tibet (Xizang), Bomi env., 29°52'N 95°45'E (29.87°N 95.75°E), ca. 3000 m a. s. l. GoogleMaps ; FKCP.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. China, Tibet (Xizang), Bomi env. 29°52'N 95°45'E (29.87°N 95.75°E), ca. 3000 m a. s. l., 1988, 1♂ (holotype), leg. P. Rojek GoogleMaps , FKCP.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED. China, Tibet (Xizang), Zayü District, Xia Zayü Town , 28°30'N 97°00'E (28.50°N 97.00°E), 2♀, topotypes of Euscorpiops karschi Lourenço, Zhu & Qi, 2005 , 2008, donor Zhiyong Di GoogleMaps , FKCP.

DIAGNOSIS (♂ ♀). Total length 44–49 mm. Base color uniformly reddish brown. Pectine teeth number 8–9 in males and 7–8 in females, fulcra reduced to absent. Pectens have three marginal and 3–5 middle lamellae present. Patella of pedipalp with 18– 19 (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4–5 est, 5 et) external and 8–9 ventral trichobothria. Chela of pedipalp with 4 V series trichobothria located on ventral surface. Chelal trichobothrium Eb3 located in distal half of manus between trichobothria Dt and Est. Fingers of pedipalps flexed in both sexes. Chela length to width ratio 3.6 in male and 3.4–3.5 in females. Pedipalp movable finger with ca. 60 IAD, which form second row, parallel with MD (ca. 70 in number); there are also 4 ID and 11–13 OD present. Tarsomere II of legs with 5–7 stout median ventral spinules and two pairs of flanking setae. Telson elongate and sparsely granulate, length to depth ratio 3.3 in male and 3.18 in female; annular ring developed in both sexes.

COMMENTS. It is determined here that the holotype of Euscorpiops novaki and topotypes Euscorpiops karschi match each other precisely in the following key characters: trichobothrial pattern, pedipalp finger dentation, pectinal tooth count and lamellar structure, proportions, setation, carination and sculpture of pedipalps, carapace, tergites, sternites, and metasoma, shape of the telson, as well as armature of chelicerae and pedipalp fingers. In the original descriptions, Qi et al. (2005: 25 and 29) differentiated these two species from the same area of distribution according to one more pectine tooth and one more ventral trichobothrium on the patella pedipalp. Both differences lie within the scope of normal intraspecific variation (see Table 9). The undeniable conclusion is that Euscorpiops karschi Lourenço et al. in Qi et al., 2005: 25 is a junior synonym of Euscorpiops novaki Kovařík, 2005 , syn. n.

DISTRIBUTION. China (Tibet) ( Fig. 799 View Figure 799 ).














Scorpiops novaki (Kovařík, 2005)

Kovařík, František, Lowe, Graeme, Stockmann, Mark & Šťáhlavský, František 2020

Euscorpiops novaki Kovařík, 2005: 4–6

QI 2005: 15