Ananteris elisabethae Lourenco , 2003

Ythier, Eric, 2018, A synopsis of the scorpion fauna of French Guiana, with description of four new species, ZooKeys 764, pp. 27-90: 28

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Ananteris elisabethae Lourenco , 2003


Ananteris elisabethae Lourenco, 2003 


Lourenço 1983, Lourenço 1993, Lourenço 2003a, Lourenço 2016b.


Kourou, in the forest, one male (holotype), MNHNRS8086, mission M. Boulard & P. Pompanon coll., 37/VIII/1975.


Species of small size when compared with the average size of the other species of the genus (17.7 mm in total length for male holotype). Generally pale yellow without any spots or pigmented zones on the body and its appendages. Carapace yellowish; only the eyes surrounded by black pigment. Mesosoma yellowish with some pale reddish zones on the posterior edges of tergites. Venter pale yellow. All segments of metasoma yellowish; segment V slightly darker. Vesicle yellowish and aculeus yellowish. Chelicerae and teeth globally yellowish. Pedipalps yellowish overall, including the rows of granules on the dentate margins of the fingers. Legs yellowish. Carapace moderately to weakly granular; anterior margin weakly emarginated; all furrows moderate to weak. Tergites moderate to weakly granular; median carina moderate to weak in all tergites; tergite VII pentacarinate. Pectinal tooth count 16-16 in male. Sternites weakly granular with moderately elongate stigmata; VII with vestigial carinae. Metasomal segments with 10-8-8-8-5 crenulate carinae; intercarinal spaces weakly granular; segment V rounded. Telson elongated and weakly granular with three ventral carinae; the latero-ventral vestigial; aculeus short and moderately curved; subaculear tooth strong and spinoid. Pedipalp femur pentacarinate; patella and chela with a few vestigial carinae; internal aspect of patella with 7-8 spinoid granules; all aspects weakly granular, almost smooth; fixed and movable fingers with six almost linear rows of granules; two small accessory granules present at the base of each row. Leg tarsus with very numerous fine median setae ventrally; tibial spurs strongly developed on legs III and IV.