12: Leiurus jordenensis
Modry & Amr, 2002
Diagnosis: Body coloration generally blackish brown.
Prosoma: black and heavily granulated. Mesosoma: five keels present on the
first and second tergites. Metasoma: crests are strongly marked and inter
crestal spaces smooth to shagreened. Ventral side of tarsi with numerous setae
not arranged in straight rows. Pectines 30 in females.
Measurements: Total average length 7.4cm, carapace
length 0.85cm, length of metasomal segment I 0.6cm, length of metasomal segment
V 1.06cm, vesicle width 0.34cm, length of movable finger 1.36cm.
Habitat and distribution: the species was described
from a desert habitat composed of sandstone cliffs surrounded by flat sand
dunes from southern Jordan on the basis of a female specimen (Lourenço et al.
2002). According to Lourenço et al. (2002) the species distribution appears
limited to an enclave within the area in which its most related species (Leiurus
quinquestriatus) is distributed.