Spatial Distribution of Medically Important Scorpions in Iran: A Review Article

Mulood Mohammadi Bavani, Shahin Saeedi, Abedin Saghafipour
2020 Shiraz E Medical Journal  
Context: There are three families and 66 species of scorpions in Iran, some of these species are medically relevant, and their sting has caused public health problems. Thus, identification of the new geographical distribution of scorpions and thee new species in very important. The goal of this study was to identify the distribution maps of Iranian scorpions that are medically important according to the latest information. Evidence Acquisition: This present study included a review of all the
more » ... icles related to Iranian scorpions published in ISI, PubMed, Scopus, ScienceDirect, and Google Scholar databases during 2008 - 2019, using the relevant MeSH keywords. The data were entered in an Excel file, and spatial distribution maps were prepared. Results: From the review of the related published documents, we found that there are 66 scorpion species in Iran, some scorpion names have been changed and new scorpion species have been added to Iranian scorpion fauna and the spatial distribution of some species has become wider. Conclusions: Considering the new distribution maps and data on Iranian scorpions, for scorpion envenomation treatment and control programs, these variations should be regarded.
doi:10.5812/semj.102201 fatcat:62vchagwqzglve3xo2vsepl3xm