Bothriurus olaen
Acosta, 1997

 

 

Common names:
No common name (In Argentina all scorpions receive the name of either "alacrán" or "escorpión", but there is no species distinction). The specific name "olaen" refers to the type locality, the so called "Pampa de Olaen", a 1500 m high plateau in the Sierras de Córdoba.

Distribution:
Argentina (Central Argentina, in mountains: Sierras de Córdoba and San Luis).

Habitat:
Not well known. The species is likely orophylous.

Venom:
No information, probably no medical importance.

Selected litterature:
Acosta, L.E. 1997. Descripción de Bothriurus olaen, nueva especie de escorpión de Argentina central (Scorpiones, Bothriuridae). Revue Arachnologique, 12(1), pp. 1-8.

On the Internet:
Homepage of Dr. Luis E. Acosta

General:
Size up to about 5 cm. The species is closely related to the well known and large scorpion Bothriurus burmeisteri, which occurs in a wide area in South and Western Argentina, from Patagonia to province of Mendoza.

This species file is written by Dr. Luis E. Acosta.
Bothriurus olaen
photo by Dr. Camilo I. Mattoni (C)


Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017