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Zhi-Yong DI, Zi-Zhong YANG, Shi-Jin YIN, Zhi-Jian CAO, Wen-Xin LI. History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(1): 3-19. doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.003
Citation: Zhi-Yong DI, Zi-Zhong YANG, Shi-Jin YIN, Zhi-Jian CAO, Wen-Xin LI. History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(1): 3-19. doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.003

History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China

doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.003
  • Received Date: 2013-11-08
  • Rev Recd Date: 2013-12-13
  • Publish Date: 2014-01-08
  • 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.
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History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China

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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.

Zhi-Yong DI, Zi-Zhong YANG, Shi-Jin YIN, Zhi-Jian CAO, Wen-Xin LI. History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(1): 3-19. doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.003
Citation: Zhi-Yong DI, Zi-Zhong YANG, Shi-Jin YIN, Zhi-Jian CAO, Wen-Xin LI. History of study, updated checklist, distribution and key of scorpions (Arachnida:Scorpiones) from China. Zoological Research, 2014, 35(1): 3-19. doi: 10.11813/j.issn.0254-5853.2014.1.003
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