Opisthophthalmus pictus,

Monod, Lionel, Duperre, Nadine & Harms, Danilo, 2019, An annotated catalogue of the scorpion types (Arachnida, Scorpiones) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg. Part I: Parvorder Iurida Soleglad & Fet, 2003, Evolutionary Systematics 3 (2), pp. 109-200: 109

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/evolsyst.3.37464

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:87602625-AF8D-4A3F-BAE5-F35C09FB6C00

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/1E7A7B3D-8043-506A-8CB6-9A8709932CF6

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scientific name

Opisthophthalmus pictus
status

 

Opisthophthalmus pictus  Fig. 53View Figure 53

Opisthophthalmus pictus  Kraepelin 1894: 80, 102-104, pl. I, fig. 35

Current combination.

Opistophthalmus pictus  Kraepelin, 1894

Paralectotypes.

4 ♀ ( ZMH-A0000912), [South Africa], Oranje-Freistaat [Freestate], Reddersburg [29°39 ’10” S, 26°10 ’03” E], H. Meyer leg., ded. 30.04.1887.

Remarks.

Kraepelin (1894) reported eight specimens in the type series: seven from Reddersburg in the ZMH collections and one from Cape Town in the Natural History Museum of Denmark, Kopenhagen ( ZMUC). Prendini (2001) reported seven syntype specimens and designated one female lectotype ( ZMB/Arach-7186) in the ZMB, four females paralectotypes in the ZMH (the specimens listed here), one female paralectotype in the BMNH, and one female paralectotype in the ZMUC.

Remarks on collector.

The possible collector is Hans Meyer (1858-1929) who was a German geographer and the first European to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in 1889. Meyer traveled extensively in eastern Africa but we are not sure if he also traveled to southern Africa.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Opisthophthalmus

Loc

Opisthophthalmus pictus

Monod, Lionel, Duperre, Nadine & Harms, Danilo 2019
2019
Loc

Opisthophthalmus pictus

Thorell 1876
1876