21 May, 2012

Scorpions of Iran - Part VIII: Fars Province

Part VIII of a major review of the scorpions of Iran has been published in issue 139 of the journal Euscorpius.

The paper lists 18 species (four new records for the province) in three families from the Fars Province and their distribution.

An identification key for the species in the province is given. Some good habitat pictures are presented.

18 species of scorpions belonging to three families are reported from the Fars Province of Iran. Of these, four species are recorded from the province for the first time: Compsobuthus persicus Navidpour, Soleglad, Fet et Kovařík, 2008, Mesobuthus eupeus persicus (Pocock, 1899), Odontobuthus bidentatus Lourenço et Pézier, 2002, and Scorpio maurus townsendi (Pocock, 1900). Also presented is a key to all species of scorpions found in the province.

Navidpour S, Fet V, Kovarik F, Soleglad ME. Scorpions of iran (Arachnida, Scorpiones). part VIII. Fars Province. Euscorpius. 2012(139):1-29. [Free full text]

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