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Revista de Biología Tropical

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Abstract

LOURENCO, Wilson R.  and  GOODMAN, Steven M.. Taxonomic and ecological observations on the scorpions collected in the Forest of Ankazomivady-Ambositra and on the «RS d’Ivohibe», Madagascar. Rev. biol. trop [online]. 1999, vol.47, n.3, pp. 475-482. ISSN 0034-7744.

During the three months of field work between October and December 1997 by the junior author in the in the Réserve Spéciale d’Ivohibe and in the Forêt d’Ankazomivady-Ambositra, Province of Fianarantsoa, a collection of scorpions was made, mainly with the use of pitfall buckets. The species collected were Grosphus limbatus (Pocock), Grosphus madagascariensis (Gervais), and new species of Tityobuthus Pocock (Scorpiones, Buthidae), which is described from Ivohibe based on two female specimens. Tityobuthus ivohibe n. sp., is the eleventh species described in the genus from Madagascar. Some comments concerning the taxonomic position of the new species are also presented.

Keywords : Scorpiones; Buthidae; Ivohibe; Madagascar; New species.

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