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Occurrence of a telson gland in the genus Superstitionia Stahnke, 1940 (Scorpiones: Superstitioniidae)
Euscorpius
  • Rolando Teruel, Museo de Historia Natural “Tomás Romay”
  • Graeme Lowe, Monell Chemical Senses Center
  • Victor Fet, Marshall University
  • Kelly Anne Daniel, Marshall University
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Abstract
In this note, we record for the first time the occurrence of a telson gland in the monotypic genus Superstitionia Stahnke 1940 (Scorpiones: Superstitioniidae). The putative gland is marked by an elongated patch of wrinkled cuticle restricted to the dorso-apical surface of the telson vesicle of adult males, and is absent from females and immatures. Similar presumed glandular structures have been observed in a number of other scorpions, including many South American Bothriuridae, and the recently defined vaejovid genera Chihuahuanus González-Santillán et Prendini, 2013 and Maaykuyak González-Santillán et Prendini, 2013.
Citation Information
Rolando Teruel, Graeme Lowe, Victor Fet and Kelly Anne Daniel. "Occurrence of a telson gland in the genus Superstitionia Stahnke, 1940 (Scorpiones: Superstitioniidae)" p. 1 - 5
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/victor_fet/43/