Bothriuridae

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Bothriuridae
Cercophonius squama.jpg
Cercophonius squama
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Superfamily: Scorpionoidea
Family: Scorpionidae
Subfamily: Bothriuridae
Simon, 1880

The Bothriuridae are a family of scorpions, comprising 151 species in 16 genera:[1]

The family has representatives in temperate and subtropical habitats from four continents: South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. One genus (Cercophonius) has recently been discovered in the Himalayas.

The members of shis family has an unique feature: the normally pentagonal sternun consists of two tranverse bars,(except Liposoma and Tehuankea) and is several times broader than long.

Genus and species[edit]

Bothriurus Peters, 1861
Brachistosternus Pocock, 1893
Brandbergia Prendini, 2003
Brazilobothriurus Lourenço & Monod, 2000
Centromachetes Lønnberg, 1897
Cercophonius Peters, 1861
Lisposoma Lawrence, 1928
Orobothriurus Maury, 1975
Pachakutej Ochoa, 2004
Phoniocercus Pocock, 1893
Rumikiru Ojanguren-Affilastro et al., 2012
Tehuankea Cekalovic, 1973
Thestylus Simon, 1880
Timogenes Simon, 1880
Urophonius Pocock, 1893
Vachonia Abalos, 1954

References[edit]

  1. ^ Jan Ove Rein (2012). "Bothriuridae Simon, 1880". The Scorpion Files. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. Retrieved March 3, 2012.