Buthidae C. L. Koch, 1837

Androctonus Ehrenberg, 1828

Name: Androctonus australis (Linnaeus, 1758)
Subspecies: A. australis australis (Linnaeus, 1758)
A. australis africanus Lamy, Le Pape & Weill, 1974
A. australis garzonii Goyffon & Lamy, 1973
Distribution: Africa (Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Somalia, Sudan, Tunesia), Asia (India, Israel, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen)
Synonyms: Scorpio australis Linnaeus, 1758
Habitat:  
Medical: Medical Important - Dangerous!
Bibliography: LINNAEUS C., 1758. " Scorpio" pp 624-625. In " Systema naturae per regna tria naturae, secundum classes, ordines, genera, species, cum characteribus, differentiis, synonymis, locis". Tomus I, Ed. decima, reformata. Impensis Direct, Laurenti Salvii, Holmiae (Stockholm): 821pp.
Comments: This species are known to cause death and serious morbidity in North Africa.
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Photo: Tom van der Ende (C)
   

Jan Ove Rein (C) 2017