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Biota Neotropica

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BORTOLUZZI, Luis Roberval; QUEROL, Marcus Vinícius Morini  and  QUEROL, Enrique. Notes on the occurrence of Tityus serrulatus Lutz & Mello, 1922 (Scorpiones, Buthidae) in the Western areas of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Biota Neotrop. [online]. 2007, vol.7, n.3, pp.357-359. ISSN 1676-0611.

The yellow scorpion Tityus serrulatus is recorded for the first time for the western Rio Grande do Sul State, Brazil. Two specimens were collected in the municipality of Uruguaiana (29° 45' 23'' S and 57° 05' 37'' W) in june 2006. The occurrence of specimens of T. serrulatus in Rio Grande do Sul represents an increase of 2127km in relation to his known distribution area.

Keywords : Tityus serrulatus; yellow scorpion; distribution; Rio Grande do Sul.

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