3: A. Anterior tergal crests of mesosoma distinct B. Anterior tergal crests of
mesosoma not distinct or absent.
Compsobuthus carmelitis Levy,
Amitai & Shulov, 1973
Colouration usually light yellow to light yellowish brown. Prosoma: with fine
granules and visible crests, Mesosoma: tergites with small granules, Metasoma:
second segment with eight complete crests.
Pectines 23-25 in males
and 20-22 in females.
length 32–40 mm
distribution: A single record from Wadi Ζarqa (Ν of Sihan)
was indicated by Stathi and Mylonas
3 shows the distribution of C. carmelitis in
Compsobuthus levyi Kovařík, 2012
Diagnosis: yellow to yellowish brown in colour. Prosoma:
covered with granules, Mesosoma: tergites I–VI bear very strong, denticulate
lateral crests. Metasoma: all metasomal segments of both sexes slender and
longer than wide. Pectines 18–23.
Measurements: Total length 28–38.4 mm.
Habitat and distribution: This species was collected
Burqu, in the eastern desert of Jordan (Kovařík, 2012). Figure 3 shows the distribution of C. levyi in Jordan.
schmiedeknechti Vachon, 1949
Diagnosis: Yellow to yellowish brown. Prosoma: with
distinct granules. Mesosoma: each tergite with three rows of crests extending
beyond tergite margins. Metasoma: with narrow segments and telson usually
orange to dark yellow in colour. Pectines 15-18.
Measurements: Adult specimens
may reach up to 3cm.
Habitat and distribution: Not much is known about the
habitat of this scorpion. It was reported from Jordan by Vachon
(1949). Records from Jordan include Bonifica and Petra (Kovařík and Whitman, 2004). Figure 3 shows the
distribution of C. schmiedeknechti in
Diagnosis: Light yellow in color. Prosoma: smooth
except for small granules in front of the ocular crest and lateral eyes.
Mesosoma: each tergite with three rows of crests extending beyond the tergite
margins. Metasoma: intermediary crests of the third segment not distinct
with few granules.
Pectines 18-23 in males and 16-21 in females.
Measurements: Total length 2.5-3.8cm (average 3.4cm.),
prosoma 3.3-4.2mm., mesosoma 7.1-8.9mm., metasoma 14.6-15.5mm.
Habitat and distribution: It was collected from Petra
and Wadi Al-Hasa, Shaumari, Wadi Sheib, Amman, Bqueuiah and Quasr Burga
(Kinzelbach, 1984; Amr and El-Oran 1994; El-Hennawy, 1988; Kovařík, 2003). This
species was recovered from pellets of the Eagle Owl in the Eastern Desert of
Jordan (Rifai et al., 2000). Other records are from Ajlun,
ΑΙ Manshiyya, ΑΙ Mazar al Janubi, W Azraq, Jerash, N Shuna, Um Quays, Wadi
Musa, Zai park (Stathi and Mylonas,
Petra (Kovařík and
Whitman, 2004). Figure 3 shows the distribution of C. werneri in Jordan.