Hadogenes opisthacanthoides,

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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Hadogenes opisthacanthoides


Hadogenes opisthacanthoides  Fig. 26View Figure 26

Hadogenes opisthacanthoides  Kraepelin, 1896b: 136-138, fig. 16-18

Current combination.

Heteroscorpion opisthacanthoides  (Kraepelin, 1896)


( Fig. 26 C–DView Figure 26) juvenile ♂ ( ZMH-A0001069), NE Madagascar [North-East Madagascar], Nossi Comba [Nosy Komba] [13°27 ’43” S, 48°20 ’54” E], Paul Frey leg., ded. 27.09.1895.


( Fig. 26 A–BView Figure 26) ♀ ( ZMH-A0001069), same as lectotype


Fet et al. (2000) listed the juvenile male as holotype and the female as the paratype. However, no specimen is clearly designated as the holotype in the original description. For reasons given above (see paragraph on Bothriurus burmeisteri  Kraepelin, 1894), the male must be considered as lectotype and the female is a paralectotype.

Remarks on collector.

Some general information about the travel and collecting made by Paul Frey in Madagascar are given in Brancsik (1893).