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Species Superstitionia donensis - Superstition Mountains Scorpion

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Scorpiones (Scorpions)
Family Superstitioniidae
Genus Superstitionia
Species donensis (Superstition Mountains Scorpion)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Diplops desertorum
Explanation of Names
Author of species is Stahnke, 1940.

Species "donensis" refers to Don's Camp, a small canyon entrance in the southern plains of the Superstition Mountains. It was a meeting location for the Don's Society of Phoenix.
Size
25 mm
Range
Western New Mexico, Arizona, extreme southern Nevada, and southern California.
Internet References
Euscorpius, Occasional Publications in Scorpiology, Matthew R. Graham, Marshall University - PDF