Title: First species of Surazomus (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from North America illuminate biogeography of short-tailed whipscorpions in the New World
Creators: Rodrigo Monjaraz-Ruedas, Lorenzo Prendini & Oscar F. Francke
Accepted on June 20, 2020.
Published online at www.senckenberg.de/arthropod-systematics on August 28, 2020.
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Published by Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung
Date (Publication Year): 2020
Resource Type (General): TEXT
Resource Type (optional): Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, Scientific Article
Description: Three new species of the short-tailed whipscorpion genus Surazomus Reddell & Cokendolpher (Hubbardiidae Cook, 1899) are described from Mexico: Surazomus chiapasensis sp.n., from Chiapas, Surazomus escondido sp.n., and Surazomus peregrinus sp.n., both from Oaxaca. Surazomus was previously known primarily from South America, its northernmost record reported from Costa Rica. The placement of the new species within Surazomus is tested and verified with a phylogenetic analysis, integrating morphology and DNA sequence data for a representative sample of ingroup and outgroup taxa. Biogeographical implications are discussed.
Keywords: South America, Biodiversity, Uropygi, Amazonia.
Citation: Monjaraz-Ruedas, R., Prendini, L., Francke, O.F. (2020). First species of Surazomus (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from North America illuminate biogeography of short-tailed whipscorpions in the New World. Arthropod Systematics & Phylogeny, 78(2): 245-263. https://doi.org/10.26049/ASP78-2-2020-03