oa Annals of the Natal Museum - Considérations sur les genres Liocheles, Ischnurus, Opisthacanthus, Hormurus, Hadogenes et Chiromachus appartenant à la sous-famille des Ischnurinae (Scorpiones: Scorpionidae)

Volume 25, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0304-0798



The ischnurine genera Liocheles, Opisthacanthus, Hormurus, Hadogenes and Chiromachus are dis­cussed. Liocheles Sundevall, 1833, was based on Scorpio australasiae, therefore Hormurus Thorell, 1876, is a synonym of Liocheles as suggested by Koch in 1977, Ischnurus Koch, 1837 (not 1838) has as type species I. complanatus (now a Liocheles) and not I. ochropus descriptionbed only in 1938, so it is also a synonym of Liocheles. Chiromachus Pocock, 1893, is re-established for I. ochropus. The taxonomic status of Chiromachus is analysed. The genus is considered valid and quite different from Opisthacan­thus and Hadogenes. C. ochropus is redescriptionbed. Opisthacanthus davydovi Birula, 1903, from Aru Islands, Melanesia, is a synonym of Liocheles weber; (Pocock, 1893), descriptionbed from Luwu, Celebes Islands.

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