Saturday, March 2, 2013

Someone Found a New Scorpion Here

Posted By on Sat, Mar 2, 2013 at 11:00 PM

A new Sky Island scorpion
  • Rob Bryson Jr. / Richard Ayrey / Michael Webber, Creative Commons
  • A new Sky Island scorpion

How this information affects your day-to-day life, I'm not sure, but the discovery of a new species of scorpion near Seven Cataracts Vista in the Santa Catalina Mountains by Dr Rob Bryson Jr. is interesting in the sense that there's still a lot in our immediate area to still explore.

Here's a description of the scorpion from the online journal ZooKeys:

Relatively small-bodied scorpion from the Seven Cataracts Overlook area of the Santa Catalina Mountains, southern Arizona (total body length of the female holotype is 27.50 mm). Color is light to medium brown, light brown to yellow on the legs, with underlying dark mottling on carapace and mesosoma. Metasoma is light brown with darker carinae.

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