Scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpiones) from the state of Acre, southwestern Brazilian Amazon

André Felipe de Araujo LIRA, Edson GUILHERME, Moisés Barbosa de SOUZA, Leonardo Sousa CARVALHO
2021 Acta Amazonica  
Although Brazil has one of the highest scorpion diversities worldwide, the scorpion fauna of the Amazon region remains relatively poorly described. In this study, we updated the list of scorpion species from the state of Acre, in the southwestern Brazilian Amazon, based on a revision of records contained in Brazilian arachnid collections and a survey of the relevant literature. We recorded the occurrence of seven scorpion species belonging to two families (Buthidae and Chactidae) among which we
more » ... dae) among which we report three new records (Ananteris sp., Tityus (Tityus) gasci, and Chactopsis cf. insignis) for Acre. The results presented herein make an important contribution to the knowledge on scorpion diversity in the Amazonian forests of Acre.
doi:10.1590/1809-4392202001551 fatcat:6eyuxmq6evbdjormenf5lognwi