Bothriurus catharinae,

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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Bothriurus catharinae


Bothriurus catharinae 

Bothriurus catharinae  Werner, 1939: 359-360, fig. 2

Current senior synonym.

Bothriurus signatus  Pocock, 1893 [synonymized by Maury 1973: 111].

Types (lost).

Male and female syntypes destroyed according to Lowe and Fet (2000). Primary data according to Werner (1939): Brazil, Santa Catarina, Joinville [26°18 ’16” S, 48°50 ’44” W], Wilhelm Ehrhardt leg., 1 ♀, coll. 28.09.1898; 1 ♂, coll. 07-08.1922.

Remarks on collector.

Wilhelm Ehrhardt (1860-1936?) was a professional collector and taxidermist. He emigrated permanently from Hamburg in 1897 and moved to the state of Santa Catharina in South Brazil. For many years, he collected important series of vertebrate and invertebrate specimens on behalf of numerous museums and scientific institutions in Europe, e.g. the British Museum of Natural History London ( BMNH), the Senckenberg Museum Frankfurt am Main (SMFD), the Zoologisches Museum München, the Zoologisches Museum Berlin ( ZMB), the Zoologisches Museum Hamburg ( ZMH), the Universität Göttingen, and the Königliche Nervenklinik Tübingenthe ( Gutsche et al. 2007).