Chactas lepturus major,

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

publication ID

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

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persistent identifier

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scientific name

Chactas lepturus major
status

 

Chactas lepturus major  Fig. 18 A–BView Figure 18

Chactas lepturus major  Kraepelin, 1912b: 67

Current combination.

Chactas major  Kraepelin, 1912 [elevated to species status by Lourenço 1999: 127]

Holotype.

♀ ( ZMH-A0002238), Columbien [Columbia], [Antioquia], La Camelia [6°06 ’00” N, 75°44 ’00” W], 1820 m alt., Otto Fuhrmann leg., ded. 10.1911.

Remarks.

Kraepelin (1912b) described this taxon as a subspecies of Chactas lepturus  ( Chactas lepturus major  ) and reported the type locality as "Angelopolis in Kolombien, Zentralkordillere, in 1890 Höhe; Gundua in Kolombien, Ostkordillere in 950 m Höhe”. The same locality was cited again in a subsequent publication ( Kraepelin 1914c). Sissom (2000) mentioned holotype and paratypes but he was not sure whether these specimens were present in the ZMH collection. Only one female is present in the ZMH collections and its primary data differ from the original description. We cannot exclude a transcription error in museum labels or Kraepelin’s original publication and since no other specimens of this species are available, the given specimen is treated as the holotype until more data become available. This specimen morphology is congruent with Kraepelin’s definition of C. major  (pectinal tooth count 8-8, body length 56 mm) and suitable to diagnose the species.

Remarks on collector.

See paragraph on Chactas lepturus intermedius  above.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Chactidae

Genus

Chactas