Opisthophthalmus leipoldti,

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Opisthophthalmus leipoldti
status

 

Opisthophthalmus leipoldti  Fig. 52View Figure 52

Opisthophthalmus leipoldti  Purcell, 1898: 18-20, pl. III, fig. 5

Current combination.

Opistophthalmus leipoldti  Purcell, 1898 [relegated as a subspecies of O. capensis  by Hewitt 1918: 113, elevated to species status by Prendini 2001: 31]

Probably not types.

1 ♂ ( Fig. 52 A–BView Figure 52), 1 ♀( Fig. 52 C–DView Figure 52), 1 ♂, 1 ♀, 1 subadult ♀ ( ZMH-A0000916), [South Africa], Cap Colonie [Western Cape], Clanwilliam [32°10 ’54” S, 18°53 ’31” E], 27.12.1895, C. L. Leipoldt leg., F. Purcell don.

Remarks.

Purcell (1898) listed 21 specimens (4 males, 6 females, 11 juveniles) from Clanwilliam in the type series located in the South African Museum (Cape Town). The ZMH specimens are a gift to the Hamburg Museum but they are probably not part of the original series as explained by Prendini (2001). One lectotype male and 20 paralectotypes (three males, four females, one subadult male, four subadult females and eight juveniles) from the series of syntypes held at the SAMC were designated by Prendini (2001: 31). Given that the number of specimens at the SAMC matches the original data by Purcell, it is doubtfull that the five ZMH specimens are types ( Prendini 2001: 47).

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Opisthophthalmus

Loc

Opisthophthalmus leipoldti

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

Opisthophthalmus leipoldti

Thorell 1876
1876