Opisthacanthus transvaalicus,

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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Opisthacanthus transvaalicus


Opisthacanthus transvaalicus  Fig. 41View Figure 41

Opisthacanthus transvaalicus  Kraepelin, 1911: 77, 82-83

Current senior synonym.

Opisthacanthus (Nepabellus) validus  Thorell, 1876 [synonymized by Lourenço 1987: 905]


( Fig. 41 A–CView Figure 41) ♂ ( ZMH-A0001099), [South Africa], Transvaal, 11.04.1909, Museum Amsterdam don.


2 ♂, 1 ♀ ( Fig. 41 D–EView Figure 41, ZMH-A0001098), 3 ♀, 2 juveniles ( ZMH-A0001565), same data as lectotype.


A male from the syntype series is designated here as lectotype and the remaining specimens as paralectotypes. See paragraph on O. transvaalicus ochripes  above.

Remarks on collector.

The specimens were probably collected by S. Afer for the Amerstam Museum. No further data are available.