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A new scorpion of the genus Ananteris Thorell Scorpiones Buthidae for Venezuela Un nuevo escorpion del genero Ananteris Thorell Scorpiones Buthidae para Venezuela



A new scorpion of the genus Ananteris Thorell Scorpiones Buthidae for Venezuela Un nuevo escorpion del genero Ananteris Thorell Scorpiones Buthidae para Venezuela



Anartia. septiembre; 19: 1-13



A new species of Ananteris is described from Trujillo state, establishing the first record for the genus in the Andean range of Venezuela. This finding increases to four the number of species known for this group in the country. The complete median lateral keels on segments Ito III of the metasoma, the vestigial median lateral keels on the proximal half of the segment IV, the denticle on the hand's internal surface, the internal and external basitarsal spines of the first pair of legs and the chromatism of the five sternite are presented as diagnostic features. Chromatic and morphological characteristics, emphasizing sexual dimorphism arc described on detail. Illustrations are shown corresponding to the right pedipalp and metasoma of the holotype (female), as well as, to the sternum, genital operculum and pectines of the holotype and one paratype (male). Additionally, an illustration with the dorsal and external trichobothria pattern of the femur, dorsal of the tibia, external of the hand and to the fixed finger, a map with the known distribution of the species and tabulated morphometric characters are also presented.

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