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Zoological Research
Kunming Institute of Zoology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
ISSN: 2095-8137
Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014, pp. 3-19
Bioline Code: zr14001
Full paper language: English
Document type: Review Article
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Zoological Research, Vol. 35, No. 1, 2014, pp. 3-19

 en History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China
DI, Zhi-Yong; YANG, Zi-Zhong; YIN, Shi-Jin; CAO, Zhi-Jian & LI, Wen-Xin

Abstract

This review describes the history of taxonomic research on scorpions and provides an updated checklist and key of the scorpions currently known in China. This checklist is based on a thorough review of the extant literatures on scorpion species whose presence has been confirmed in China through field expeditions and examination of scorpion collections, excepting a few members that have no clear distribution or are currently in doubt. Totally, the scorpion fauna of China consists of 53 species and subspecies belonging to 12 genera crossing five families, with 33 species (62.3%) and one genus being recorded as endemic. Additionally, identification key and the distribution of scorpions from China are provided.

Keywords
Scorpion; Taxonomy; Checklist; Key; Distribution; China

 
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