Cercophonius michaelseni,

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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Cercophonius michaelseni


Cercophonius michaelseni  Fig. 11View Figure 11

Cercophonius michaelseni  Kraepelin, 1908c: 102-103

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Cercophonius michaelseni  Kraepelin, 1908


( Fig. 11 A–BView Figure 11) ♀ ( ZMH-A0000933), [Western Australia], Boorabbin (station 95) [31°12 ’27” S, 120°18 ’31” E], 22.09.1905, Wilhelm Michaelsen leg., Hamburg’s South-West Australia Expedition 1905, ded. 06.1908.


( Fig. 11 C–DView Figure 11) subadult ♂ ( ZMH-A0000933), same data as lectotype.


Kraepelin (1908c) listed 2 females and one male (but he was unsure the specimen was a male) as type material. Weidner (1959) erroneously considered the female as holotype and the male as paratype. Acosta (1990) examined three syntypes and designated the female as lectotype and the remaining specimens as paralectotypes. One specimen from the type series is deposited in the Berlin Natural History Museum ( ZMB/Arach-15396).

Remarks on collector.

See paragraph on Cercophonius granulosus  Kraepelin, 1908 above.