Hormurus karschii keyensis,

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

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Hormurus karschii keyensis


Hormurus karschii keyensis  Fig. 29View Figure 29

Hormurus karschii keyensis  Kraepelin, 1914d: 331

Current senior synonym.

Hormurus karschii  Keyserling, 1885 [synonymized by L. E. Koch, 1977: 173]


( Fig. 29 A–BView Figure 29) ♀ ( ZMH-A0002226), [Indonesia], [Maluku], Key Inseln [Kai Islands] [5°45 ’00” S, 132°43 ’30” E], Hugo Merton leg., ded. 2.11.1908.


( Fig. 29 C–DView Figure 29) subadult ♂ ( ZMH-A0002226), same data as lectotype.


The adult female is designated as the lectotype and the second specimen as the paralectotype.

Remarks on collector.

Hugo Merton (1879-1940) was a German zoologist and Professor of Zoology at the University of Heidelberg. In 1907-1908, he conducted a zoological expedition to the Aroe and Kai Islands with Jean Roux (1876-1939), who was a Swiss zoologist from Basel ( Roux 1910; Merton 1911). They travelled via Singapore and Java, finally arriving in Dobo in January 1908. They surveyed the Aru Islands for four months and the Kai Islands for another month ( May–June). The present specimens were probably collected in 1908.