Opisthacanthus rugiceps

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Opisthacanthus rugiceps
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O. rugiceps
Binomial name
Opisthacanthus rugiceps
Pocock, 1897

Opisthacanthus rugiceps is a species of African scorpion.

Distribution[edit]

O. rugiceps is found in East Africa, and extends further than 15° south only in Malawi.[1]

Systematics[edit]

O. rugiceps belongs to the "asper group" in the subgenus Nepabellus of the genus Opisthacanthus in the family Liochelidae (Hemiscorpiidae).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lorenzo Prendini (2005). "Scorpion diversity and distribution in southern Africa: pattern and process". In Bernhard A. Huber; Bradley J. Sinclair; K.-H. Lampe (eds.). African Biodiversity: Molecules, Organisms, Ecosystems. Springer. pp. 25–68. doi:10.1007/0-387-24320-8_2. ISBN 978-0-387-24315-3. (PDF: Part 1, Part 2)
  2. ^ Wilson R. Lourenço & Nelson F. Fé (2003). "Description of a new species of Opisthacanthus Peters (Scorpiones, Liochelidae) to Brazilian Amazonia" (PDF). Revista Ibérica de Aracnología. 8: 81–88.