Chaerilus ceylonensis Pocock, 1894

Kovařík, František, Lowe, Graeme, Ranawana, Kithsiri B., Hoferek, David & Š, V. A., 2016, Scorpions of Sri Lanka (Scorpiones Buthidae, Chaerilidae, Scorpionidae) with description of four new species of the genera Charmus Karsch, 1879 and Reddyanus Vachon, 1972, stat n, Euscorpius 220, pp. 1-133: 96

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Chaerilus ceylonensis Pocock, 1894
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Chaerilus ceylonensis Pocock, 1894  

( Figs. 13, 200, 428–457)

Chaerilus ceylonensis Pocock, 1894: 83–84   ; Vachon, 1982: 102, figs. 94–95; Tikader & Bastawade, 1983: 326–332, figs. 925–939; Fet, 2000: 325 (complete reference list until 1998); Kovařík, 2000: 44–45, fig. 14; Lourenço & Huber, 2002: 273; Kovařík & Ojanguren, 2013: 135, 284, figs. 732–733.

TYPE LOCALITY AND TYPE REPOSITORY. Sri Lanka (Ceylon), Trincomalee   ; BMNH.

TYPE MATERIAL EXAMINED. Sri Lanka, Trincomalee , 1♂ (holotype, figs. 732–733 in Kovařík & Ojanguren, 2013: 284), BMNH No. 1893.10.20.4   .

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED. Sri Lanka, North Central Province, Polonnaruwa District, ca 35 km from Dambula , 07°57'15.1"N 080°54'45,4"E, 132 m a.s.l. (Locality 15CD, Fig. 578), 22.IV.2015, 2♂ ( Figs. 200, 428, 430– 431, 436, 438, 440–442, 446–449, 454) 1♀ (Figs. 429, 432–435, 437, 439, 443–445, 450–453, 455), FKCP, 1♂ 1♀ 1juv., UPSL, leg. Kovařík et al GoogleMaps   .; North Central Province, Polonnaruwa District, near Kaudulla National Park , 08°08'40.6"N 080°51'04"E, 101 m a.s.l. (Locality 15CF, Fig. 581), 23.IV.2015, 1♂ 1♀ 1juv., FKCP, 1♂ 1juv., UPSL, leg. Kovařík et al GoogleMaps   .; North Central Province, Puttalam District, Eluwankulam , 08°17'15"N 079°50'38.7"E, 38 m a.s.l. (Locality 15CO, Fig. 592), 28.IV.2015, 2♂, FKCP, 3juvs., UPSL, leg. Kovařík et al GoogleMaps   .

DIAGNOSIS. Total length 27–45 mm. Two pairs of lateral eyes and one pair of median eyes. Movable fingers of pedipalps with 11–12 rows of granules. Fingers straight and short. Trichobothrium d 2 of pedipalp patella located on dorsal surface, trichobothrium id on internal surface. Pedipalp chela with 9 carinae. Pectinal teeth number 4– 6. Entire carapace evenly covered by granules. Ratio of median eye distance from anterior and posterior margins of carapace = 1: 1.55–1.60. Mesosoma without carinae. Sternites smooth. First and second metasomal segments with 10 carinae, third and fourth segments with 8 carinae, fifth segment with 7 carinae. All carinae consist of large, denticulate granules.

DISTRIBUTION. Sri Lanka.

Family Scorpionidae Latreille, 1802