New scorpion species discovered in Saudi Arabia

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Thu, 2023-11-23 22:51

MAKKAH: Officials from the Saudi National Center for Wildlife have announced the discovery of a new scorpion species in the Kingdom.

Belonging to the Leiurus genus, it was found on the Majami Al-Hadb Reserve, south of Riyadh.

The finding, based on a morphological description and genetic analysis, was published in the international scientific journal ZooKeys.

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