Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins
version ISSN 0104-7930
LOURENCO, W. R.. The scorpion families and their geographical distribution. J. Venom. Anim. Toxins [online]. 2001, vol.7, n.1, pp. 03-23. ISSN 0104-7930. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-79302001000100002.
A synoptic table is proposed for the families and genera of scorpions currently regarded as valid. Because there is considerable disagreement about the classification of scorpions, many changes are to be expected in the future. The classification proposed here is followed by considerations regarding the geographical distribution of each family.
Keywords : scorpion; families; genera; check-list; classification; geographical distribution.