First Record of Chactas raymondhansi Francke & Boos, 1986, in Tobago, W.I.

Authors

  • Rakesh Bhukal University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago
  • Kerresha Khan University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Abstract

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. Chactas raymondhansi was previously thought to be endemic to Trinidad and had only been found in cloud forest at the summits of the highest mountains in the Northern Range: Cerro Del Aripo (990 m), Mt. El Tucuche (980 m) and Morne Bleu (800 m) (Prendini 2001). This note details the first records of C. raymondhansi for the island of Tobago.

Author Biographies

Rakesh Bhukal, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies, St.
Augustine.

School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

Kerresha Khan, University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago

Department of Life Sciences, Faculty of Science and Technology, The University of the West Indies, St. Augustine.

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2019-12-31

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