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Black Forest Scorpion
Heterometrus petersii (Thorell, 1876)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Arachnida - arachnids »  order Scorpiones - scorpions »  family Scorpionidae »  genus Heterometrus - Giant Forest Scorpions

Scientific synonyms

Palamnaeus petersii Thorell, 1876
Palamnaeus silenus Simon, 1884

Type taxon of:Palamnaeus Thorell, 1876 (Palamnaeus petersii Thorell, 1876)


juvenile animal

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Similar species

Heterometrus laoticus Couzijn, 1981 - Asian giant forest scorpion

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Heterometrus petersii mindanaensis Couzijn, 1981
subspecies Heterometrus petersii petersii (Thorell, 1876)

Links and literature

CZ Kůrka A., Kovařík F. (2003): České názvy živočichů VI. Pavoukovci (Arachnida). I. Pavouci (Araneae) a štíři (Scorpiones), Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 167 pp. [as Heterometrus petersii (Thorell, 1876)]
Data retrieved on: 11 May 2013

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