Euscorpius mingrelicus

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Euscorpius mingrelicus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Euscorpiidae
Genus: Euscorpius
Species: E. mingrelicus
Binomial name
Euscorpius mingrelicus
(Kessler, 1874)

Euscorpius mingrelicus are scorpions formerly classified in the family Chactidae.

Description[edit]

Euscorpius mingrelicus are dark in colour and reach lengths of 38 millimetres. They are difficult to distinguish from other Euscorpius such as E. gamma and E. germanus.[1] This species' biology is not well known. Their venom is believed to be mild, with local effects only.[1]

Distribution and habitat[edit]

Euscorpius mingrelicus are distributed through Anatolia (including Turkey, Syria, and Georgia[2]) and Eastern Europe, with populations from Russia to Italy.[1] This species' full distribution is uncertain, owing in part to possible misidentifications.[1] They are found in humid mountainous areas and forests, and have been reported in Austrian river valleys.[1] E. mingrelicus may hide under stones and other objects, such as logs or beneath the bark of dead trees.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rein, Jan Ove (2010). "Euscorpius mingrelicus". The Scorpion Files. Norwegian University of Science and Technology. Retrieved 20 March 2010. 
  2. ^ YİĞİT, Nazife; BAYRAM, Abdullah; DANIŞMAN, Tarık (2007). "Functional Morphology of Venom Apparatus of Euscorpius mingrelicus" (PDF). Journal of Applied Biological Sciences. 1 (2): 27–31. Retrieved 4 March 2015.