Poverennyi N.M.1, Graham M.R.2, Fet V.Ya.3 2022. The northernmost Palearctic scorpion // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.31. No.2: 213–216 [in English].

1 Department of Biology, N.G. Chernyshevsky Saratov State University, Astrakhanskaya Str. 93, Saratov, 410012 Russian Federation. E-mail: nikitapov64@yandex.ru

2 Department of Biology, Eastern Connecticut State University, Willimantic, Connecticut 06226, USA. E-mail: grahamm@easternct.edu

3 Department of Biological Sciences, Marshall University, Huntington, West Virginia 25755–2510, USA. E-mail: fet@marshall.edu

doi: 10.15298/arthsel. 31.2.09

ABSTRACT. This note addresses the northernmost (above 51°N) Palearctic scorpion population of the Aituar Steppe in the Orenburg Nature Reserve, Russia. According to our original COI mtDNA analysis, this population is Mesobuthus bogdoensis (Birula, 1896) (Buthidae).

KEY WORDS: Mesobuthus, Buthidae, scorpions, northernmost range, Palearctic, Orenburg, Aituar.

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