Auyantepuia fravalae Lourenco , 1983

Ythier, Eric, 2018, A synopsis of the scorpion fauna of French Guiana, with description of four new species, ZooKeys 764, pp. 27-90: 43

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Auyantepuia fravalae Lourenco , 1983


Auyantepuia fravalae Lourenco, 1983  Fig. 19


Lourenço 1983, Lourenço 1997b, Fet et al. 2000, Soleglad and Fet 2005, Prendini and Wheeler 2005, Lourenço and Qi 2007, Ythier 2015.


Downstream from Saut Pararé on Arataye river, Approuague tributary, one male (holotype), MNHN-RS8505, J.P. Gasc coll., IV/V/1979. Downstream from Saut Pararé on Arataye river, at the base of Astrocaryum paramaca  , one female (allotype), MNHN-RS-8506, J.P. Gasc coll., I/1981. Saül, under dead wood, one female, deposited in the MHNG, P.K. Moritz coll., VIII/1987.


Total length 28.8 mm for male holotype and 28.6 mm for female allotype. General coloration reddish brown. Carapace dark reddish brown with blackish spots around the ocular tubercle and on lateral edges of the carapace; ocular tubercle dark, almost black. Tergites reddish with several confluent lighter zones. Venter greyish yellow, the sternite VII darker; pectines and genital operculum yellow ochre. All metasomal segments reddish, slightly darker than the mesosoma; several reticular blackish spots on the ventral and lateral sides of segments I to V. Vesicle reddish yellow with several darker spots corresponding to granules; basis of aculeus reddish and tip of aculeus reddish black. Chelicerae dark yellowish with blackish spots starting at the basis of fingers and spreading along the chelicerae; fingers reddish. Pedipalps reddish with several longitudinal blackish spots on the three segments (femur, patella, and chela). Legs light yellow with several diffuse light brown spots. Carapace with a fine granulation with bigger granules on the anterior part; anterior edge very slightly concave, almost straight. Tergites with a medium size granulation, especially on the posterior part. Pectinal tooth count 8-8 in both sexes. Sternites smooth with spiracles rounded in shape. Ventral side of metasomal segments IV and V with medium size granulation on IV, important and spinoid on V; dorsal carinae weakly marked on segments I to IV; latero-dorsal carinae well-marked on segments I to IV and weakly marked on V; other carinae absent. Vesicle large and flattened, with medium size granulation on ventral and lateral sides; aculeus short. Pedipalp femur with four almost complete carinae; patella and chela with vestigial carinae; dorsal and internal sides of femur granular; chela strongly granulated dorsally, only few scattered granules internally; dentate margins on movable fingers with six rows of granules separated by bigger granules.