Project 640: L. Prendini. 2001. Phylogeny of Parabuthus (Scorpiones, Buthidae). Zoologica Scripta. 30 (1):13–35.
Specimen: Parabuthus namibensis (unvouchered)

Abstract

A cladistic analysis of the 20 southern African species of Parabuthus Pocock, 1890 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) and five of the eight north-eastern African and Arabian species is presented, based on 53 characters, mostly of the adult morphology. The resultant topology is largely congruent with Lamoral’s (1978) unpublished topology for 14 Namibian species. Monophyly of the genus Parabuthus is supported, but monophyly of the disjunct southern African vs. north-eastern African and Arabian species is unsupported. The implications of the cladogram for understanding ecological specialization in Parabuthus, Afrotropical arid biogeography and Parabuthus envenomation are discussed.


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Project DOI: 10.7934/P640, http://dx.doi.org/10.7934/P640
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    Taxonomic Overview for Matrix 'M1518' (27 Taxa)

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    [1] Grosphus madagascariensis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [2] Uroplectes triangulifer
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    [3] Parabuthus granimanus
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    [4] Parabuthus heterurus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [5] Parabuthus hunteri
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [6] Parabuthus leiosoma
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    [7] Parabuthus pallidus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [8] Parabuthus brevimanus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
    0535300003
    [9] Parabuthus calvus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [10] Parabuthus capensis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [11] Parabuthus distridor
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [12] Parabuthus gracilis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [13] Parabuthus granulatus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [14] Parabuthus kalaharicus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [15] Parabuthus kraepelini
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    [16] Parabuthus kuanyamarum
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [17] Parabuthus laevifrons
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [18] Parabuthus mossambicensis
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    [19] Parabuthus muelleri
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [20] Parabuthus namibensis
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [21] Parabuthus nanus
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    [22] Parabuthus planicauda
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [23] Parabuthus raudus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [24] Parabuthus schlechteri
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [25] Parabuthus stridulus
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    [26] Parabuthus transvaalicus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
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    [27] Parabuthus villosus
    Last Modified in 12/05/13
    0545300003


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