Scorpio maurus occidentalis,

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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Scorpio maurus occidentalis


Scorpio maurus occidentalis  Fig. 58View Figure 58

Scorpio maurus occidentalis  Werner, 1936: 184-185, fig. 4

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Scorpio occidentalis  Werner, 1936 [elevated to species rank by Lourenço 2009: 103]


♂ ( ZMH-A0000895), Senegal, [ Kédougou], Parc National du Niokolo-Kola [Niokolo-Koba National Park] [13°00 ’27” N, 12°54 ’52” W], 11.1979, P. M. Brignoli leg. ( ZMH Eing. Nr. A8/09).


Werner (1936) described the species from "Senegal, Wüstengebiet nördlich des Oberen Gambia" and Weidner (1959) listed the male holotype as lost ( “verbrannt”). The original type was destroyed in 1943 according to Fet (2000c). Lourenço (2009) elevated the subspecies occidentalis  to species level and designated a neotype.