Scorpions of Ethiopia (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Part II. Genus Babycurus Karsch, 1886 (Buthidae), with description of two new species

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Vol: 2015, Issue: 196, Page: 1-31

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Kovařík, František; Lowe, Graeme; Seiter, Michael; Plíšková, Jana; Šťáhlavský, František
Babycurus; Babycurus dunlopi; Babycurus sofomarensis; Babycurus subpunctatus; Babycurus wituensis taramassoi; Babycurus taramassoi; Ethiopia; Biodiversity; Evolution; Zoology
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Two new species, Babycurus dunlopi sp. n. and B. sofomarensis sp. n. from Ethiopia, are described, compared with other species and fully illustrated with color photos of habitus and localities. B. subpunctatus Borelli, 1925 is recorded for the first time in Ethiopia, Somali Province. All data about the distribution of Babycurus Karsch, 1886 in Ethiopia including photos of all known Ethiopian localities of Babycurus are summarized. B. wituensis taramassoi Borelli, 1919 is raised back to species status as B. taramassoi Borelli, 1919.