What kind of scorpion?

Craig

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i was wondering what you guys think. i bought this about a month ago. i have an idea of what kind of scoprion this is , but i was wondering what your input is. the guy who was selling these had no idea what genus or sp. this is. i thoght it would be neat to have it correctly identified. sorry about the streak of light from the scanner.
 
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skinheaddave

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My first impression was Leirus quinquestriatus. Do they have the elongated 5th tarsal segment, though? If not, I'm going to have to go with Centruroides of some sort.

Cheers,
Dave
 

XOskeletonRED

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Well, my first impression was not Lieurus, it was rather closer to Isometrus or even Isometroides. After a closer look, it appears closer to a Centruroides scorpion as well. With that length of a tarsal segment though, man, I am scratching my head because it's way too long of a segment to be of a female and if it were a male of that genus, all the segments should be more elongated rather than what they are.

adios,
edw. :?
 
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