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New species of scorpion discovered in Turkey

The new species, known as wood scorpions, is 2.5 cm long with red and brown coloration.

Source : Buyuyenturkiye.com / 30 Nov 2013

A new species of scorpion was discovered in Antalya and Muğla province of southwest Turkey.

A new species of scorpion was discovered in Antalya and Muğla province of southwest Turkey, in an area that was once known as Lycia. The scorpion was named Euscorpius lycius, because of its location.

The announcement was made by a group of Turkish and Italian scientists and was published in journal ZooKeys. The scorpions of the Euscorpius genus are relatively small, ranging from 1.5 to 5 cm in length. They are found in North America and Europe.

The new species, known as wood scorpions, is 2.5 cm long with red and brown coloration. They are venomous, but a sting from E. lycius feels more like an annoying mosquito bite than anything else.

A total of 26 scorpions were thoroughly measured and catalogued before announcing the discovery of a new species.

 

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