Jordan's Black Deathstalker - Leiurus jordanensis

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The Leiurus genus has long been represented by a single species until now...

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errit

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I have heard that Leiurus jordanensis is a color morph of leiurus quinquestriatus
 

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errit said:
I have heard that Leiurus jordanensis is a color morph of leiurus quinquestriatus
Way to dredge up a 2 year old post.

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Oil aside, I think we should conquer the Middle East for it's scorpions!.
 

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errit said:
I have heard that Leiurus jordanensis is a color morph of leiurus quinquestriatus

According to the description*, you have differences in colour, several differences in carinae -- both in the basic carinae as well as accesory structures, granulation and morphometric values. All-in-all it looks like a pretty strong argument for being an individual species rather than a colour morph.

* Lourenco W., Modry D., Amr Z. (2002) Description of a new species of Leiurus Ehrenberg, 1828 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) from South of Jordan. Revue Suisse De Zoologie 109:635-642.

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This is THE scorpion to have, near impossible to get and beautiful in a nasty way. I want 5.
 

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I would like to go collecting 40KM south of Beersheba Israel, where the scorpions run free.
 

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carpe scorpio said:
I would like to go collecting 40KM south of Beersheba Israel, where the scorpions run free.
One day.....I'll hope to own a Scorpion ranch..........they'd be free graziers. LoL
 
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