Armas LF de & Rehfeldt S
Stenochrus portoricensis, Zomus bagnallii and a new genus of schizomids (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from a greenhouse in Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Stenochrus portoricensis, Zomus bagnallii und eine neue Zwerggeißelskorpion-Gattung (Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) aus einem Gewächshaus in Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland
A new genus of hubbardiid schizomid, Bucinozomus gen. nov. with the single species B. hortuspalmarum spec. nov., is described on basis to two male specimens found in the 'Palmengarten' greenhouse in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. It clearly differs from other known genera by having a long and conical abdominal segment IX, as well as the following combination of characters: anterodorsal margin of femur IV produced at less than a 90° angle, metapeltidium divided, and pedipalps with prominent spinose setae. It differs from Trithyreus Kraepelin, 1899 by having the pedipalp trochanter with a mesal spur, leg femur IV not slender and a pedipalp tarsus with a shorter claw (half of tarsus length). Living sympatric with this new taxon were female specimens of Stenochrus portoricensis Chamberlin, 1922 and Zomus bagnallii (Jackson, 1908).
Europe, Hubbardiinae, short-tailed whipscorpions, taxonomy