New Species of Scorpion Discovered in Lycia

November 9, 2013 2:43 AM

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Scientists have recently unearthed a new species of scorpion known as Euscorpius lycius and it's coming from an area of ancient Lycia or what's nowadays referred to as regions of Mugla and Antalya Provinces of Southern Turkey. This incredible discovery from this genus shows the total of five known species in the scorpion group.

"Euscorpius is a genus of scorpions, commonly called small wood-scorpions. As their name suggest these scorpions don't impress with a large size, the biggest representative being around 5 cm long," notes the a press release regarding the study. "The group is widespread in North Africa and across Eur...

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