Auyantepuia sissomi 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: 44-45

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Auyantepuia sissomi Lourenco , 1983


Auyantepuia sissomi Lourenco, 1983  Fig. 21


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


Upper Oyapock, between Montaquoère junction and Dégrad Galoupa, equatorial forest, one female (holotype), MNHNRS3304 and one female (paratype), MNHNRS3309, mission E. Aubert de la Rüe coll., 10/I/1949.


Total length 26.2 mm for female holotype. General coloration yellowish. Carapace yellowish with light brown spots around the ocular tubercle and on the lateral edges of the carapace; posterior part and furrows lighter; ocular tubercle dark, almost black. Tergites greyish with several confluent lighter spots, yellowish, forming a longitudinal stripe. Venter yellow ochre. All metasomal segments reddish yellow, with greyish spots on lateral sides of I to V and on ventral side of III to V; ventral side of segments I and II without pigmentation. Vesicle reddish yellow; basis of aculeus reddish and tip of aculeus reddish black. Chelicerae yellowish with greyish spots; fingers yellowish with reddish teeth. Pedipalps reddish yellow with longitudinal light brown spots on the patella and chela, the dorsal side of the femur almost entirely covered with light brown spots; chela reddish. Legs pale yellow with several diffuse greyish spots. Carapace without granules, almost smooth; anterior edge very slightly concave. Tergites with few scattered fine granules. Number of pectine teeth ranging from six to seven in females. Sternites smooth with spiracles rounded in shape. Metasomal segment V with spinoid granulation ventrally; dorsal carinae weakly marked on segments I to IV; latero-dorsal carinae well-marked but incomplete on segments I to IV; other carinae absent. Vesicle flattened with few scattered granules ventrally; aculeus of medium size. Pedipalp femur with three carinae well-marked and almost complete; patella and chela with vestigial carinae; dorsal and internal sides of femur granular; dorsal side of chela granular, internal side with few scattered granules; dentate margins on movable fingers with six rows of granules separated by bigger granules.