20 April, 2012

Scorpion fauna of Iran - An update

Karatas, Garkheloo & Ucak have recently published a contribution to the knowledge of the scorpion fauna of Iran.

This study covers 16 species in three families collected from 20 different provinces (ostän) of Iran between the years 2005 and 2007, with a summary of previous studies on Iranian scorpions. C. petriolii is recorded for the first time from East Azerbaijan, Qom ad Urumiyeh provinces; H. zagrosensis from Qazvin Province; I. krali from Qom Province; O. doriae from Hamadan Province. A second record of H. acanthocercus is given where the first record was from Khoozestan Province.

Karataş A, Garkheloo MM, Uçak M. Contribution to the distribution of the scorpions of Iran. Zoology in the Middle East. 2012;55:111-20.

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