Scorpiops jendeki Kovarik , 1994

Di, Zhiyong, He, Yawen, Wu, Yingliang, Cao, Zhijian, Liu, Hui, Jiang, Dahe & Li, Wenxin, 2011, The scorpions of Yunnan (China): updated identification key, new record and redescriptions of Euscorpiops kubani and E. shidian (Arachnida, Scorpiones), ZooKeys 82, pp. 1-33: 22

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Scorpiops jendeki Kovarik , 1994


Scorpiops jendeki Kovarik, 1994  Figures 118-122

Scorpiops hardwickii jendeki  Kovařík 1994: 62, Figs 7-13, tab.1; Fet 2000: 492.

Scorpiops jendeki  : Kovařík 2000: 180, 182, Figs 59-60, tabs. 1-3.

Type locality.

China, Yunnan, Gaoligongshan Nature Reserve 100 km west of Baoshan.

Type material.

Holotype female: China, Yunnan, Gaoligongshan Nature Reserve 100 km west of Baoshan; 1 female paratype (NMPC), 4 females paratypes (FKCP), 14-21/VI/1993, E. Jendek and O. Sausa leg.


(Taken from Kovařík 2000). Total length is 30-42.1 mm. Patella with 17 external trichobothria (5eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4 est, 4 et) (Fig. 121) and 6-7 ventral trichobothria (6 specimens, Fig. 122). Pectinal teeth 4-5. Both males and females have fingers of pedipalps straight, without any flexure. The carapace bears very sparse large granules.

Scorpiops jendeki  appears to be closely related to Scorpiops hardwickei  (Gervais, 1843), both species have the same number of external and ventral trichobothria on the patella, and a similar length/width ratio of chela; however, in the latter the fingers of pedipalps are strongly flexed.


See ( Kovařík (1994, 2000).


This species is uncommon, collected from moist mixed forest and in the bark or leavers and moss.


China (Yunnan).