New addition - Hadrurus a. Pallidus

georgie_81

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So after the sad passing of my juvinile Hadrurus Arizonensis "Beryl" following an unsuccessful molt I decided to buy an adult instead and was lucky enough to find a colour morph Hadrurus a. Pallidus (Blonde Desert Hairy)

He is gorgeous - meet Sebastian!







 

darkness975

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Looks good.

My H arizonensis pallidus is even paler. Funny how the colors can differ.
 

gromgrom

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Looks good! they're one of the largest and most active scorpions you can commonly get on the market. Enjoy it man!
 

Collin Clary

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If I may, Hadrurus arizonensis pallidus was technically synonymized with H. a. arizonensis by Fet et al (2001).
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...dH5hkksba-ISqkMwQ&sig2=RbBfRChufxhf0bS8kaK3MA

Where it gets interesting is that Francke & Prendini (2008) regard H. a. pallidus as a valid subspecies, however they did NOT formally reestablish H. a. pallidus.
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...xLxwtWhWh6z_hmYwA&sig2=MVUn7VOtYc2ON-T9MKEm2Q

This was pointed out in a cladistic analysis by Fet & Soleglad (2008).
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct...OTuG6DpGMVKlbTGbQ&sig2=8RXdaXyeqj175j7KSzkFOw


Thus, in subsequent work by Soleglad & Fet, H. a. pallidus is not regarded as a valid subspecies, but rather a color morph. So technically referring to it as H. a. pallidus is currently incorrect.

The most recent keys that I'm aware of are included in this paper:
https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&sou...qZXXp9E_kb598hV4w&sig2=N7vkdowqDHlurzWcSu2BhA
 

georgie_81

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Well I did state a colour morph in my original post - I'm new to the whole species classifications in sub species etc. but I will continue to call him a Pallidus as this is what the distributor / seller classified him as. Either way its a gorgeous scorpion :embarrassed:
 

Greenjewls

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Nice one, love those! They are sweeter than the regular colored H. arizonensis too. Make sure you put "pallidus" in quotes or the taxonomy Nazis will come after you
 

Collin Clary

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Well I did state a colour morph in my original post - I'm new to the whole species classifications in sub species etc. but I will continue to call him a Pallidus as this is what the distributor / seller classified him as. Either way its a gorgeous scorpion :embarrassed:
Understood, just wanted to point it out for those that might be unaware. :)
 
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