Opisthophthalmus fuscipes,

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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http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/evolsyst.3.37464

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scientific name

Opisthophthalmus fuscipes
status

 

Opisthophthalmus fuscipes  Fig. 49View Figure 49

Opisthophthalmus fuscipes  Purcell, 1898: 20-23

Current combination.

Opistophthalmus fuscipes  Purcell, 1898

Paralectotypes.

1 ♂ ( Fig. 49 A–BView Figure 49), 1 ♀ ( Fig. 49 C–DView Figure 49) ( ZMH-A0001865), [South Africa], Kapland [Western Cape], Tulbagh Division, near the railway station [33°19 ’13” S, 19°05 ’59” E] Tulbagh Road at the foot of the Waterfall Mountains, F. Purcell leg.

Remarks.

Purcell (1899: 149-150) considered O. fuscipes  as a subspecies of Opistophthalmus capensis  (Herbst, 1800). Prendini (2001) subsequently highlighted consistent diagnostic differences between the two taxa and thus reinstated O. fuscipes  as a species. Prendini (2001) also designated lectotype and paralectotype from the syntype series housed in the SAMC collection but did not cite the present specimens. Purcell (1898) mentioned that numerous specimens were part of the type series without giving a precise number. Given that the data of the present specimens match that of the original description, they are considered as paralectotypes.

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Scorpionidae

Genus

Opisthophthalmus

Loc

Opisthophthalmus fuscipes

Monod, Lionel, Duperre, Nadine & Harms, Danilo 2019
2019
Loc

Opisthophthalmus fuscipes

Thorell 1876
1876