Tityus (Archaeotityus) mana Lourenco , 2012

Ythier, Eric, 2018, A synopsis of the scorpion fauna of French Guiana, with description of four new species, ZooKeys 764, pp. 27-90: 37

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Tityus (Archaeotityus) mana Lourenco , 2012


Tityus (Archaeotityus) mana Lourenco, 2012  Fig. 11


Lourenço 1984, Lourenço 1992, Fet et al. 2000, Lourenço 2012d.


Path between Mana and Les Hattes, very sandy soil, one male (holotype), MNHNRS8084, M. Boulard & P. Pompanou coll., 8/VIII/1975. Mana, Organabo river, one female and one male, deposited in the RNA, J. Chevalier & Q. Uriot coll., 28/VII/2017. East Couachi, Organabo road, dry forest, one female (paratype), deposited in the MNHN, W. Lourenço coll., 22/VI/1987. Awala Yalimapo, Kanawa path, two males and one immature, deposited in the RNA, J. Chevalier coll., 03/VIII/2017. Awala Yalimapo, RNA path, three females and three immatures, deposited in the RNA, J. Chevalier coll., 01/IX/2017. Sinnamary, path of the Pripris de Yiyi, seven females and two immatures, deposited in the RNA, J. Chevalier & P. Gallier coll., 05/VIII/2017. Iracoubo, Savanne Grand Macoua, one female and one male, deposited in the RNA, J. Chevalier & Q. Uriot coll., 28/VII/2017. Iracoubo, sand quarry Moticase, one female and one male, deposited in the RNA, J. Chevalier & Q. Uriot coll., 28/VII/2017.


Small to moderate species when compared with the average size of the other species of the genus, ranging from 29.9 mm (male) to 38.5 mm (female) in total length. General coloration yellowish to pale yellow with only residual variegated pale brown spots over the body and appendages. Carapace yellowish with residual spots on the posterior and central zones; eyes surrounded with black pigment. Mesosoma yellowish with pale brown variegated spots on the posterior margins of tergites. Venter yellowish; sternites yellowish with pale brown variegated spots on the posterior margins; sternum, genital operculum and pectines pale yellow. Metasomal segments I to IV yellowish, V reddish yellow, with dark spots laterally and ventrally. Vesicle reddish to dark reddish; aculeus reddish. Chelicerae yellowish with variegated dark brown spots on the front part; fingers yellowish with dark brown spots at their basis; teeth reddish. Pedipalps yellowish with only some vestigial spots on the femur and patella of male. Legs yellowish with residual variegated spots on all segments. Anterior margin of carapace only moderately emarginated; carapace carinae weakly developed; all furrows weak; intercarinal spaces weakly granular. Tergites I-VI with one moderately marked median carina; tergite VII pentacarinate, lateral pairs of carinae moderately marked, median carinae marked only on proximal third; intercarinal spaces weakly granular. Pectines small with moderate fulcra; basal middle lamella not dilated in female; pectinal tooth count ranging from 16-17 in male and 14-17 in female. Sternites surface with a residual granulation, almost smooth; carinae absent on III-VI, four weak to moderate carinae on VII; spiracles slit-like but short. Metasomal segments with 10-10-8-8-5 carinae; dorsal carinae of segments I to IV with one strong distal spinoid granule, better marked in female; intercarinal spaces weakly granular. Telson smooth in males; with one ventral and four vestigial lateral carinae in the female; aculeus shorter than vesicle, moderately curved; subaculear tubercle short and strongly rhomboid, with two dorsal teeth. Pedipalp femur pentacarinate; all carinae moderately to strongly crenulate; patella with seven carinae; internal carina with strong spinoid granules; chelae with 8-9 strongly marked carinae; all sides weakly granular; carinae and granules better marked in female; dentate margins of fixed and movable fingers composed of 13-14 oblique rows of granules. Ventral aspect of leg tarsi with numerous thin setae; tibial spurs absent; pedal spurs present but vestigial in all legs.