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This website is dedicated to the scorpions of the genus Hottentotta and based on the revision by František Kovařík. The goal of this site is to give as much information about the different Hottentotta species as possible. I will try to keep this website up to date and as accurate as possible. I hope you will enjoy the site.

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Two new Hottentotta species from Oman
Graeme Lowe is continuing his study of the scorpion fauna of the Middle East. He reports of two new species of Hottentotta from northern Oman:
Hottentotta pellucidus Lowe, 2010 Fig.59
Hottentotta saxinatans Lowe, 2010 Fig.60

Reference:
Lowe G. Two new species of Hottentotta Birula, 1908 (Scorpiones: Buthidae) from northern Oman. Euscorpius. 2010(103):1-23.

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