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Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part VI. Lorestan Province
  • Shahrokh Navidpour, Razi Reference Laboratory of Scorpion Research
  • Hassan H. Nayebzadeh, Lorestan University
  • Michael E. Soleglad
  • Victor Fet, Marshall University
  • František Kovařík
  • Mohammad Hassan Kayedi, Lorestan University of Medical Sciences

Ten species of scorpions belonging to three families are reported from the Lorestan Province of Iran. Of these, five species are recorded from the province for the first time: Hottentotta zagrosensis Kovařík, 1997; Mesobuthus eupeus phillipsii (Pocock, 1889); Orthochirus iranus Kovařík, 2004; Razianus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903) ; and Scorpio maurus townsendi (Pocock, 1900). One new species is described, Hottentotta lorestanus sp. n.; it can be easily distinguished from the other four species of the genus known from Iran by its coloration; it is the only Iranian species which has the entire pedipalps yellow and the metasomal segments I to IV greenish gray. Also presented is a key to all species of scorpions found in the province.

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Shahrokh Navidpour, Hassan H. Nayebzadeh, Michael E. Soleglad, Victor Fet, et al.. "Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part VI. Lorestan Province" p. 1 - 23
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