REDESCRIPTION OF SCORPIO KRUGLOVI (BIRULA, 1910) (SCORPIONES, SCORPIONIDAE) FROM THI QAR PROVINCE, SOUTH OF IRAQ

  • Ghassan A. Ali Al-Yacoub Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Thi-Qar, Thi-Qar, Iraq.
  • Murtatha Y. M. Al-Abbad Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq
  • Dhia K. Kareem Department of Biology, College of Education for Pure Sciences, University of Basrah, Basrah, Iraq.
Keywords: Iraq, Redescription, Scorpio, Scorpionidae, Thi Qar.

Abstract

Information on the scorpions' fauna of Iraq is limited especially in Thi Qar Province. The scorpion specimens of the present study were collected from the desert area which is located between the provinces of Thi Qar and Al-Muthana (Al-Kata'a region). The Scorpio kruglovi (Birula, 1910) redescribed in this study was found in this area. The diagnostic characters are given and the important features are figured.

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Published
2021-06-20
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