Auyantepuia kelleri Lourenco , 1997

Ythier, Eric, 2018, A synopsis of the scorpion fauna of French Guiana, with description of four new species, ZooKeys 764, pp. 27-90: 44

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Auyantepuia kelleri Lourenco , 1997


Auyantepuia kelleri Lourenco, 1997 


Lourenço 1997b, Fet et al. 2000, Soleglad and Fet 2005, Prendini and Wheeler 2005, Lourenço and Qi 2007, Ythier 2015.


Cacao, one female (holotype), deposited in the MHNG, W. Lourenço leg., II/1989.


General coloration brownish. Carapace brownish with darker spots on the anterior part of the carapace; posterior part and furrows lighter; ocular tubercle light. Tergites brownish with confluent yellowish spots. Venter yellowish brown. All metasomal segments uniformly dark reddish. Vesicle reddish with basis of aculeus reddish and tip of aculeus reddish black. Chelicerae yellowish red with greyish spots; fingers yellowish with reddish teeth. Pedipalps dark reddish, chela reddish. Legs yellowish with slightly variegated greyish spots. Carapace without granules, almost smooth; anterior edge very slightly concave. Tergites with few minute and scattered granules. Pectinal tooth count 6-6 in female. Sternites smooth with spiracles rounded in shape. Metasomal segment V with spinoid granulation ventrally; dorsal and latero-dorsal carinae on segments I to V weakly marked; other carinae absent. Vesicle flattened with few scattered granules ventrally; aculeus of medium size. Pedipalp femur with dorsal internal, dorsal external and ventral internal carinae well-marked; internal side granular; patella and chela with vestigial carinae; chela weakly granulated dorsally and with few scattered granules internally; dentate margins on movable fingers with five rows of granules separated by bigger granules.