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Orthochirus scrobiculosus (Grube, 1873)

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 DISTRIBUTION:

Afghanistan (Pocock, 1889: 118), Iran (Vachon, 1966: 214; Habibi, 1971: 44), Kazakhstan (Fet, 1989: 117), Tajikistan (Fet, 1989: 117), Turkmenistan (Simon, 1889b: 386), and Uzbekistan (Fet, 1989: 118). Published records for Djibouti (Kraepelin, 1901: 267), Egypt (Kraepelin, 1899: 36), India (Pérez Minnocci, 1974: 28; Tikader & Bastawade, 1983: 140), Iraq (Khalaf, 1962: 2), Israel (Bücherl, 1959:257), Pakistan (Kraepelin, 1899: 36; Pérez Minnocci, 1974:28), and Somalia (Moriggi, 1941: 90) must be regardedas erroneous.

DIAGNOSIS: Fourth and fifth metasomal segments ventrally punctate and without carinae. Spaces among punctae smooth, without granules. Dorsal surface of all metasomal segments mesially smooth, without granules.

Entire metasoma glabrous (very short, thin setae mayissue from punctae). Mesosoma and metasoma black, telson reddish brown, legs yellow, pedipalps yellow to greenish yellow. Movable fingers of pedipalps bear 8–10 rows of granules with internal granules and without external granules. Movable fingers with 2–5 distal granules. Tarsus of first to third legs with bristlecombs, fourth without. Pectinal teeth number 15–18 in females and 19–20 in males.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 23 October 2012 12:41

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