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John Bokma

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Back + photo of Megacormus cf. granosus

Has been a long time since my last post here, so hi everybody. Some might remember me from the days of yore and others maybe from my blog ;-)

Anyway, I didn't just come back to say hi without showing anything:


Megacormus cf. granosus (pectine count 4:4) female, I guess. State of Veracruz, Mexico.

Will post more things soon, have to do some catching up here as well.
 
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Canth

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Nice find! Never even heard of that genus, neat looking little species.
 

Michiel

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I like those megacormus, but have only seen photo's of M.gertschi. This species is much more colored. Nice species John.

Groet, Michiel
 

John Bokma

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Thanks everybody, I am very happy with this find. If it hadn't moved I would have overlooked it. It's small and it was resting in a small hole in a piece wood (under a stone I rolled over) of nearly the same colour. When I picked the piece of wood up at first I thought it was a juvenile Centruroides gracilis but then I saw the body shape and knew for quite sure it was megacormus sp.

As some might know Megacormus sp. hardly glows under UV. I try to make a photo of that a bit later.

If anyone can share the paper that describes Megacormus granosus with me, that would be very welcome (I have a the one that describes 3 other species from Mexico and mentions the keys of 4 species, but not a complete description for M. granosus).
 

AzJohn

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Awesome pictures, both this one and the diplo. We don't appericiate our north american species as much as we should.

john
 

telow

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welcome back

wow thats a neat little scorpion;)
that would be cool to have to put under a microscope
and learn more about it i love the ones that have little known about them :clap:
 

John Bokma

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Some remarks: the above specimen is most likely a new species. I went on 2 field trips with Oscar F. Francke (awesome field trips with awesome people), one to collect this species, and another to collect a brown colored Vaejovis sp. I discovered a few years back, most likely also a new species.

More photos of the above species:


In-situ, showing exuviae and microhabitat

In captivity


I am currently keeping 2 Megacormus spp, 4 of the above species, and 2 of a different sp. (see http://johnbokma.com/mexit/2011/04/06/ ).
 
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