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Euscorpius Occasional Publications in Scorpiology List of Publications
Hemiscorpius lepturus is the most dangerous scorpion in Iran. Male (left) and female (top). Photos Morteza Johari (C) There have been several published papers on scorpions of medical importance in Iran and it is well known that Hemiscorpius lepturus Peters, 1861 and Androctonus crassicauda (Oliver, 1807) are the most dangerous species causing both deaths and serious mortality, but literature on other species have been scarce and7or anecdotal. Rouhullah Dehghani and Behrooz Fathi have now published an updated review on Iranian scorpionism discussing current knowledge on the medical importance of all relevant Iranian species.
Welcome to The Scorpion Fauna. The goal of this web site is to provide modest advice to people who would like to study, keep and breed scorpions. Care sheets of the species I have kept are described to help, if need be, the new owners of the species presented here. From the tropical Heterometrus to the desertic Androctonus , from the European Buthus to the American Centruroides , from the harmless Euscorpius to the very venomous Tityus , or from the quite common Pandinus to the fairly rare Apistobuthus ... more than 130 species are presented, among which scorpion keepers will be able to make a choice or get information on captive conditions. Photos and information on biology, ethology and ecology of the species I have kept are also presented, and enthusiasts will be also able to find updated databases about scorpions literature and origins.
The intention of this site is to provide information about scorpions to both scientists and others seeking information about these interesting arachnids. The information in this site is as far as possible based on scientific data, but the presentation has a popular science profile to make it available to all types of information seekers. Editor: Jan Ove Rein, M.Sc. The Scorpion Files Newsblog keeps you updated!