Lourenço W.R.1, Duhem B.2, Cloudsley-Thompson J.L.3 2012. Scorpions from Ennedi, Kapka and Tibesti, the mountains of Chad, with descriptions of nine new species (Scorpiones: Buthidae, Scorpionidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.21. No.4: 307–338 [in English].

1 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Département Systématique et Evolution, UMR7205, CP 053, 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris, France. E-mail: arachne@mnhn.fr

2 Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle, Direction des Collections, CP 039, 57 rue Cuvier 75005 Paris, France. E-mail: duhem@mnhn.fr

3 44 Alconbury Road, Hackney, London E5 8RH, United Kingdom

KEY WORDS: Scorpion, Buthidae, Scorpionidae, new species, Sahara, Chad, Ennedi, Kapka, Tibesti, biogeography.

ABSTRACT. Treating a collection of scorpions from the Ennedi, Kapka and Tibesti mountain massifs in Chad reveals an interesting fauna with several ele­ments possibly endemic to these areas. Nine new species are described: Androctonus pallidus sp.n., Buthacus golovatchi sp.n., Butheoloides (s.str.) granu­la­tus sp.n., Buthus hassanini sp.n., Compsobuthus bou­cheti sp.n., Hottentotta mateui sp.n., Orthochirus minor sp.n., Orthochirus tibesti sp.n. (Buthidae) and Scorpio ennedi sp.n. (Scorpionidae). Biogeographic comments are also added on the scorpion faunas of other Saharan massifs.

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