Miocene scorpion in amber was recently characterized!


A scorpion from the Mexico state of Chiapis was recently characterized and was classified as a new species within the Tityus genus, having a close relationship with living members of the neotropic Tityus genus. The paper not only constructs a phylogenic relationship with other scorpions, but provides some nice photos and drawings of many of its anatomical structures. See how similar this scorpion, likely several million to 10’s of millions of years old, is to modern ones by clicking on the following link!

scorpion in amber