Di Zhiyong, Qiao Sha. 2020. Scorpiops songi sp.n. and key to species of Scorpiops from China (Scorpiones: Scorpiopidae) // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.29. No.3: 316–324 [in English].

College of Life Science, Institute of Life Science and Green Development, Hebei University, Baoding 071002, Hebei, P.R. China. Corresponding author: Zhiyong Di (zydi@ustc.edu.cn)

doi: 10.15298/arthsel.29.3.03

ABSTRACT: A new species, Scorpiops songi sp.n., from Xizang (China), is described and illustrated. It is characterized by light yellow-brown color in living individuals, large size (length of adult male about 72.0 mm), small and dense granules on integument, a pair of small median eyes (diameter< 0.5 mm), 17 trichobothria (5 eb, 2 esb, 2 em, 4 est, 4 et) on the external surface of pedipalp patella and 7 or 8 trichobothria on the ventral surface of pedipalp patella, chela with a length/width ratio about 2.4 in one adult male and average of 2.8 in two immature females, pedipalp chela fingers on adult females and males scalloped, pectinal teeth count 7 in five males and 6 in three females, pectinal fulcra vestigial. The number of known species of Scorpiops from China is raised to 16, is more than half of the known species (29) in the world.

KEY WORDS: China, key, scorpion, Scorpiops, Xizang.

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