First Record of Chactas raymondhansi (Chactidae, Scorpiones) in Tobago, W.I.

Rakesh Bhukal, Kerresha Khan


The scorpion fauna of Trinidad and Tobago currently comprises ten species following the reinstatement of Microtityus starri Lourenço and Huber, 1999, by Armas and Teruel, 2014. These species belong to two families: Chactidae Pocock, 1893, and Buthidae C.L. Koch, 1837, and five genera: Ananteris Thorell 1891, Microtityus Kjellesvig-Waering, 1966, Tityus Koch, 1836, Broteochactas Pocock, 1893, and Chactas Gervais, 1844. All of these genera except Chactas were previously recorded from Tobago. This note details the first records of C. raymondhansi for the island of Tobago.

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