Hormurus boholiensis,

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 boholiensis


Hormurus boholiensis  Fig. 28 A–BView Figure 28

Hormurus boholiensis  Kraepelin, 1914d: 333

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Hormurus boholiensis  Kraepelin, 1914


( Fig. 28 A–BView Figure 28) ♀, Philippines, [Central Visayas], Bohol [9°50 ’00” N, 124°10 ’00” E], 10.1863, ZMK 3938 [Carl Gottfried Semper leg.].


♀, same data as lectotype.


Kraepelin (1914d) mentioned that the two type specimens were poorly preserved: "Von dieser Arte liegen mir nur zwei schlecht erhaltene ♀ des Hamburger Museum vor.". H. boholiensis  was considered a junior synonym of Liocheles australasiae  (Fabricius, 1775) by L. E. Koch (1977: 161). Monod (2011b) revalidated the species as Liocheles boholiensis  (Kraepelin, 1914). Monod and Prendini (2015) subsequently removed the genus Hormurus  from synonymy with Liocheles  and confirmed the species boholiensis  as belonging to Hormurus  . The larger female of this series was designated as lectotype by Monod (2011b: 726)

Remarks on collector.

Although not mentioned on the original labels, the specimens were probably collected by Carl Gottfried Semper (1832-1893), a German malacologist who obtained a Ph.D. degree at the University of Würzburg in 1856 and continued his studies in Kiel. An inheritance from his father allowed him to pay for a seven years trip to the Philippines and Palau (1858-1865) ( Schuberg 1880). After returning to Germany, he was appointed lecturer (1866) and professor (1869) at the University of Würzburg. He visited Bohol in 1863, which corresponds to the collecting date of the two present specimens.