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Orobothriurus bivittatus (Thorell, 1877)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Cercophonius brachycentrus bivittatus Thorell, 1877

Now considered a synonym of Orobothriurus alticola (Ochoa et al. 2011).


Conservation Status




Sierra del Tontal, Argentina












Acosta, L. E. (2002). Case 3213. Bothriurus alticola Pocock, 1899. (Arachnida, Scorpiones): proposed precedence of the specific name over the subspecific name of Cercophonius brachycentrus bivittatus Thorell 1877. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 59(3): 176-179.

Acosta, L. E. (2005). Rediscovery of Orobothriurus bivittatus (Thorell 1877) stat. n., comb. n. in the Sierra del Tontal, Argentina (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae). Zootaxa 916(1): 1-15.

Ochoa, J. A., Ojanguren Affilastro, A. A., Mattoni, C. I. and Prendini, L. (2011). Systematic revision of the Andean scorpion genus Orobothriurus Maury, 1976 (Bothriuridae), with discussion of the altitude record for scorpions. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History, 1-90.

Ojanguren Affilastro, A.A., F. Ferna´ndez Campo´n, S. Lagos Silnik, and C.I. Mattoni. (2009). The genus Orobothriurus Maury in central Argentina with the description of a new species from El Nevado mountain chain in Mendoza (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae). Zootaxa 2209: 28-42.


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