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PostSubject: ID Please   6/7/2012, 5:11 pm

Hi guys. Well I am receiving some awesome new scorps in a few weeks from one of my sources. He sent me pics of all the scorps and there is this one scorp that I know nothing about, I dont even know what genus it is lol. The only thing I know is that it comes from Afghanistan(I THINK!). I cant contact the guy at the moment as he is overseas busy with work.
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Thanks in advance.

P.S. This is the only pic I have.
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PostSubject: Re: ID Please   6/8/2012, 12:32 am

judging by the keels on the tergites it's probably a Hottentotta species, namely Hottentotta saulcyi. Beautiful species too.
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PostSubject: Re: ID Please   6/8/2012, 7:53 am

Hottentotta sp. I'm not sure about the exact species though.

I don't know if you have seen these, but here you go: Revision of the genus Hottentotta.
Distribution of Hottentotta saulcyi.

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PostSubject: Re: ID Please   6/8/2012, 8:20 am

Thanks guys, it does indeed look a bit like Hottentotta saulcyi.
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PostSubject: Re: ID Please   6/8/2012, 11:32 pm

Here's a good list of possible culprits from Afghanistan.

http://www.ntnu.no/ub/scorpion-files/afghanistan.php

However, I'm relatively sure those are in fact Hottentotta saulcyi.

Really, seeing those defined keels on the tergites makes only a handful of genera come to mind (Leiurus, Hottentotta, Buthus, Compsobuthus, Mesobuthus)

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