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A new Hottentotta Birula, 1908 from Afghanistan, with a note on the generic position of Mesobuthus songi Lourenço, Qi et Zhu, 2005 (Scorpiones: Buthidae)
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  • Rolando Teruel, Museo de Historia Natural "Tomás Romay"
  • Jan Ove Rein, Norwegian University of Science & Technology (NTNU)
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Abstract

A new species of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 is described from the Kabul area in Afghanistan; this addition represents the fifth species of this genus confirmed for this Middle East country. It is a member of the “Indian group” of the genus (the first one recorded from Afghanistan), and is most closely related to Hottentotta jabalpurensis Kovařík, 2007, Hottentotta stockwelli Kovařík, 2007, Hottentotta tamulus (Fabricius, 1798) and Hottentotta songi (Lourenço, Qi et Zhu, 2005) n. comb., which is herein demonstrated to be a member of Hottentotta and is thus formally transferred to this genus.

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Rolando Teruel and Jan Ove Rein. "A new Hottentotta Birula, 1908 from Afghanistan, with a note on the generic position of Mesobuthus songi Lourenço, Qi et Zhu, 2005 (Scorpiones: Buthidae)" p. 1 - 8
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