Opisthophthalmus pilosus,

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/evolsyst.3.37464

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scientific name

Opisthophthalmus pilosus
status

 

Opisthophthalmus pilosus 

Opisthophthalmus pilosus  Werner 1936: 187-188, fig. 5

Current senior synonym.

Opistophthalmus flavescens  Purcell, 1898 [synonymized by Prendini 2001: 24]

Syntypes (lost).

Data according to the original description: 1 ♀, Südwestafrika [German South West Africa = Namibia], [Karas Region], Lüderitzbucht [ Lüderitz Bay] [26°38 ’58” S, 15°10 ’03” E], 30-40 km im Umkreis Dünen [30-40 km within sand dunes], Eberlanz leg., entry number 44 (1929); 1 ♀, Deutsch-Südwestafrika [German South West Africa=Namibia], Prof. Dr. Griess leg., entry number 18 (1929).

Remarks.

The syntype series was lost during a plane crash when the material loaned to B. H. Lamoral was sent back to Hamburg (label in jar from H. Dastych: "B. H. Lamoral 18.XI.1974; Das ganze Material ist verloren, 1975. Das Flugzeug ist abgestürzt”). Lamoral and Reynders (1975: 563) established Opisthophthalmus werneri  as a replacement name for O. pilosus  Werner, 1936 wich is a junior homonym of O. pilosus  C. L. Koch, 1838. Prendini (2001: see p.24 for details) later demonstrated that O. werneri  is a junior synonym of Opisthophthalmus flavescens  Purcell, 1898.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Opisthophthalmus

Loc

Opisthophthalmus pilosus

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

Opisthophthalmus pilosus

Thorell 1876
1876