Orobothriurus quewerukana

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Taxonavigation: Neoscorpionina 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Classis: Arachnida
Ordo: Scorpiones
Subordo: Neoscorpionina

Familia: Bothriuridae
Genus: Orobothriurus
Species: Orobothriurus quewerukana


Orobothriurus quewerukana Ochoa, Ojanguren Affilastro, Mattoni & Prendini, 2011: 70, figs. 15C, 19C, 20D, 23F, 24D, 40D, E, 41–43, 53; table 3

Holotype: AMNH, ♂, 16.i.2005, A. Ojanguren Affilastro, C.I. Mattoni and J.A. Ochoa, UV and under stones.
Type locality: CHILE: Región I (Tarapacá): Parinacota Province, Putre, 6 km W, 18°13´26.8´´S 69°32´47.1´´W, 3732 m,
Etymology: The specific name is a noun in apposition composed of two Quechua words, quewe, meaning ‘‘curved,’’ and rukana, meaning ‘‘finger.’’ It refers the strong curvature of the movable finger of the pedipalp chela in the adult male.


  • Orobothriurus dumayi: Maury, 1976: 21, figs. 40–44; Acosta and Ochoa, 2000: 136, 143. [misidentification].


  • Ochoa, J.A. (José A.); Ojanguren-Affilastro, Andrés A.; Mattoni, Camilo I.; Prendini, Lorenzo., 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, 359: 1–90. [1]