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Kovarikia, a new scorpion genus from California, USA (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae)
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  • Michael E. Soleglad
  • Victor Fet, Marshall University
  • Matthew R. Graham, Eastern Connecticut State University
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Abstract
Genus Kovarikia, gen. nov. (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) is described from southern California, USA. The genus is composed of three species previously placed in Pseudouroctonus: Kovarikia williamsi (Gertsch et Soleglad, 1972), comb. nov. (type species), K. bogerti (Gertsch et Soleglad, 1972), comb. nov., and K. angelena (Gertsch et Soleglad, 1972), comb. nov. Major diagnostic characters of Kovarikia are its unique neobothriotaxy found on the ventral surface of the pedipalp chelae, the occurrence of a secondary lamellar hook on the hemispermatophore, a crescent-shaped mating plug barb, the presence of a secondary exteromedian (EMc) carina on the pedipalp patella, and a swollen telson vesicle with anterior vesicular ridges.
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Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet and Matthew R. Graham. "Kovarikia, a new scorpion genus from California, USA (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae)" p. 1 - 22
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/victor_fet/16/