Centruroides exilicauda

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Centruroides exilicauda
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Buthidae
Genus: Centruroides
Species: C. exilicauda
Binomial name
Centruroides exilicauda
(Wood, 1863)

Centruroides exilicauda, the Baja California bark scorpion, is a species of bark scorpion found in Baja California. It is closely related to the Arizona bark scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus), but is not considered dangerous. Previously only distinguished by geographic range, the two variants were classified in 1980 as the same species. Subsequently, differences in venom toxicity were recorded, and in 2004, DNA analysis [1] showed them to be separate species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Valdez-Cruz, N.A.; Dávila, S.; Licea, A.; Corona, M.; Zamudio, F.Z.; García-Valdes, J.; Boyer, L.; Possani, L.D. (2004), "Biochemical, genetic and physiological characterization of venom components from two species of scorpions: Centruroides exilicauda Wood and Centruroides sculpturatus Ewing.", Biochimie 86 (6): 387–396, doi:10.1016/j.biochi.2004.05.005, PMID 15358055