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Taxonomic position of the Genus Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 (Scorpiones: Buthidae)
  • František Kovařík
  • Victor Fet, Marshall University

Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 is a valid genus closely related to Compsobuthus Vachon, 1949, with which it shares most characters including the shape of carinae on the carapace and mesosoma. The main difference is that Sassanidotus has only three granules located proximally to the terminal granule on the movable finger of pedipalp, whereas Compsobuthus and also Mesobuthus Vachon, 1950 have four such granules. Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 includes two species, Sassanidotus zarudnyi (Birula, 1900) (type species) from Iran and Sassanidotus gracilis thus zarudnyi sarghadensis Birula, 1903, syn. n.) from Afghanistan, Iran, and Pakistan. The neotype is designated for S. zarudnyi.

Citation Information
František Kovařík and Victor Fet. "Taxonomic position of the Genus Sassanidotus Farzanpay, 1987 (Scorpiones: Buthidae)" p. 1 - 9
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