Urodacus elongatus - Mark Newton
Near Mt Remarkable National Park, South Australia



A large (~110mm) scorpion, found only in the Flinders Ranges of South Australia.

This species occupies a rock scrape with a short burrow it often blocks off during summer

to avoid desiccation. The species name 'elongatus' refers to the very long tail of the male

used to overcome the aggressive female with the sexual sting.

References

Newton, M.A. (2008). A guide to keeping Australian scorpions in captivity, with notes on general biology and identification. Adelaide, S. Aust. : Mark A. Newton


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