Systematic studies on the genus Megacormus (Scorpiones, Chactidae, Megacorminae), with descriptions of a new species from Oaxaca, Mexico and of the male of Megacormus segmentatus Pocock

  • A new species of the genus Megacormus Karsch from the Mexican state of Oaxaca is described. The new species is most similar to M. segmentatus Pocock, with which it is compared; the two species are most readily separated by male characters. The male of M. segmentatus is also described, based on material from two new localities in Veracruz. Hemispermatophores of three of the four species in the genus are illustrated, providing evidence of their usefulness in species level taxonomy. Finally, new records for M. gertschi Diaz, including the first accurate localities in Puebla, are given.

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Author:W. David Sissom
Parent Title (English):Insecta mundi : a journal of world insect systematics
Publisher:Center for Systematic Entomology
Place of publication:Gainesville, Fla.
Document Type:Article
Date of Publication (online):2010/07/28
Year of first Publication:1994
Publishing Institution:Universit├Ątsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2010/07/28
Page Number:7
First Page:265
Last Page:271
Source:Gainesville, Fla. : Flora & Fauna Publ. - Insecta Mundi 08:3-4, S. 265-271
Dewey Decimal Classification:5 Naturwissenschaften und Mathematik / 59 Tiere (Zoologie) / 590 Tiere (Zoologie)
Sammlungen:Sammlung Biologie / Sondersammelgebiets-Volltexte
Zeitschriften / Jahresberichte:Insecta Mundi / Insecta Mundi, Volume 8 (1994)
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht