Bothriurus paessleri,

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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Bothriurus paessleri


Bothriurus paessleri  Fig. 14View Figure 14

Bothriurus paessleri  Kraepelin, 1911: 91, 98-99, figs 8-9

Current combination.

Orobothriurus paessleri  (Kraepelin, 1911)


( Fig. 14 A–CView Figure 14) ♂ ( ZMH-A0000904), Peru, [Arequipa Department], [Islay Province], Kataringo [Catarindo] [17°01 ’08” S, 72°01 ’54” W], Thal 1.5 ml nördlich von Mollendo [Valley, 1.5 miles North of Mollendo], 15.11.1906, Captain Richard Paessler leg., ded. 25.02.1907.


( Fig. 14 D–FView Figure 14) ♀ ( ZMH-A0000904), same data as lectotype; subadult ♂ ( ZMH-A0002231), Peru, [Arequipa Department], Thal Kataringo bei Mollendo [Valley of Catarindo, near Mollendo], 3.12.1907, Captain Richard Paessler leg., ded. 11.03.1908.


Kraepelin (1911) listed one male and three females from Kataringo. One male (holotype), one female (allotype) and two additional females were examined and listed for the type series by Maury (1975b: 20). Ochoa et al. (2011) listed 4 syntypes (1 male and 3 females) but only three specimens could be found in the ZMH collections and the fourth is lost. For reasons given above (see paragraph on Orobothriurus curvidigitus  (Kraepelin, 1911)), the male is designated here as the lectotype and the remaining specimens are paralectotypes.

Remarks on collector.

See paragraph on Centromachetes titschacki  Werner, 1939 above.