Paruroctonus boreus

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Paruroctonus boreus
Northern Scorpion, Paruroctonus boreus.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Vaejovidae
Genus: Paruroctonus
Species: P. boreus
Binomial name
Paruroctonus boreus
Girard, 1854

Paruroctonus boreus, sometimes called the northern scorpion, is a species of scorpion of the family Vaejovidae that can be as far north as 50° N. Several anecdotal reports show them found near Medicine Hat, Alberta during dry years.[1] It is the only scorpion found in Canada, with specimens collected in the Okanagan valley of British Columbia and more widely in Alberta.


  1. ^ "Johnson, D.L. 2004. The Northern Scorpion, Paruroctonus boreus" (PDF). 2015. Archived from the original on 2015-11-29. 

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