Hormurus sarasini,

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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Hormurus sarasini


Hormurus sarasini  Fig. 32View Figure 32

Hormurus sarasini  Kraepelin, 1914d: 332, 335-336

Current senior synonym.

Hormurus neocaledonicus  (Simon, 1877) [synonymized by Monod 2011b: 723, 743]


1 ♂ ( Fig. 32 A–CView Figure 32, ZMH-A00001059), 1 ♀ ( Fig. 32 D–FView Figure 32, ZMH-A00001060), 1 female, 2 subadult ♀, 2 juveniles, New Caledonia, Northern Province, Tchalabel [20°24 ’00” S, 164°22 ’00” E], Fritz Sarasin leg., ded. 02.1913.


Most specimens of the type series are deposited in the Naturhistorisches Museum zu Basel, Switzerland (NMB) ( Forcart 1961). Lothar Forcart listed 34 specimens in the type catalogue. He designated a lectotype male and 33 paralecotypes (six males and 27 females). The seven ZMH specimens are therefore paralectotypes. Monod (2011b) considered H. sarasini  as a junior synonym of H. neocaledonicus  .

Remarks on collector.

Karl Friedrich Sarasin (1859-1942) was a Swiss zoologist and explorer. Together with his cousin Paul Benedikt Sarasin (1856-1929), he led several expeditions in Sulawesi, Sri Lanka, Egypt, Sinai and Tunisia to collect botanical, ethnographical and zoological material. He travelled to New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands with Jean Roux in 1910-1912 ( Sarasin 1931).