Description of a new species of scorpion of the genus Lychas C.L. Koch, 1845 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from Maharashtra, India

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Z.A. Mirza
R.V. Sanap


A new species of buthid scorpion belonging to the genus Lychas C.L. Koch, 1845 is described from the degraded scrub of Aarey Milk Colony (Mumbai). Lychas aareyensis sp. nov. is similar to L. nigristernis, but can be differentiated based on a combination of morphological characters. Notes on natural history are also presented.

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Z.A. Mirza

Zeeshan A. Mirza is a student currently perusing a Bachelors degree in science from Bhavans College (Andheri, Mumbai) and is interested in herpetofaunal and scorpion documentation and their taxonomy.

R.V. Sanap

Rajesh V. Sanap has graduated with a Bachelors degree in arts and is interested in the study of reptiles and scorpions.