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Scorpions of Iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). Part V. Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiyari Province.

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Author(s): Pirali-Kheirabadi, Khodadad | Navidpour, Shahrokh | Fet, Victor | Kovařík, František | Soleglad, Michael E.

Journal: Euscorpius
ISSN 1536-9307

Issue: 78;
Start page: 1;
Date: 2009;
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Keywords: scorpions | fauna | Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiyari | Iran | Buthidae | Scorpionidae | Hemiscorpiidae

ABSTRACT
Ten species of scorpions belonging to three families are reported from the montane Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiyari Province of Iran. Of these, only Razianus zarudnyi (Birula, 1903) was formerly reported for this province, while nine species are reported for the first time: Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807), Compsobuthus matthiesseni (Birula, 1905), Hottentotta saulcyi (Simon, 1880), Hottentotta zagrosensis Kovařík, 1997, Mesobuthus eupeus phillipsii (Pocock, 1889), Odontobuthus doriae (Thorell, 1876), Orthochirus zagrosensis Kovařík, 2004, Hemi- scorpius lepturus Peters, 1861, and Scorpio maurus townsendi (Pocock, 1900). Also presented is a key to all species of scorpions found in the Chahar Mahal & Bakhtiyari Province.

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