Iomachus laeviceps,

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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Iomachus laeviceps


Iomachus laeviceps 

Iomachus laeviceps  Pocock, 1890: 242-244, pl. XII, fig. 1, 1a

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Iomachus laeviceps  Pocock, 1890

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1 ♂, 1 ♀ ( ZMH-A0000876), [India], [Western Ghats], [Tamil Nadu], Nilgiri Hills [11°15 ’10” N, 76°30 ’48” E], 1'000 feet [ca. 305 m], 6.06.1897, J. R. Henderson, BMNH don.


These specimens, listed by Weidner (1959: 101) as paratypes, are not part of the type series. Iomachus laeviceps  was described from a series of specimens collected in Madras by E. Thurston. Pocock mentioned two specimens from Anamalai Hills, Coimbatore that he described later as Iomachus punctulatus  (Pocock, 1897b). The two specimens here belong to the species I. laeviceps  and are not part of either series, although they were donated to Kraepelin by the British Museum. The rest of the present series (one male, one female, four juveniles) is present in the BMNH collections.