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Graemeloweus, a new scorpion genus from northern California, USA (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae)
Euscorpius
  • Michael E. Soleglad
  • Victor Fet, Marshall University
  • Matthew R. Graham, Eastern Connecticut State University
  • Richard F. Ayrey
DOI
http://dx.doi.org/10.18590/euscorpius.2016.vol2016.iss227.1
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Abstract
Genus Graemeloweus, gen. nov. (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) is described from northern California, USA. The genus is composed of three species formerly placed in Pseudouroctonus: Graemeloweus iviei (Gertsch et Soleglad, 1972), comb. nov. (type species), G. glimmei (Hjelle, 1972), comb. nov., and G. maidu (Savary et Bryson, 2016), comb. nov. Major diagnostic characters of Graemeloweus include a non-bifurcated primary lamellar hook, the presence of a secondary lamellar hook, a complex mating plug with a two part base and an asymmetric crescent-shape barb, and the presence of a well-developed ventromedian (V2) carina on the pedipalp chela. Evidence is presented suggesting that Graemeloweus is more closely related to Kovarikia than Pseudouroctonus.
Citation Information
Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet, Matthew R. Graham and Richard F. Ayrey. "Graemeloweus, a new scorpion genus from northern California, USA (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae)" p. 1 - 38
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/victor_fet/13/