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FORD* Scorpion - Anuroctonus pococki - male

FORD* Scorpion - Anuroctonus pococki - Male
Bommer Canyon, Irvine, Orange County, California, USA
June 11, 2006
*Found On Road Dead. Encountered during a group hike. Specimen was in good shape and still soft when found.

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FORD* Scorpion - Anuroctonus pococki - male FORD* Scorpion - Anuroctonus pococki - male

Moved
Moved from Iuridae.

 
Thanks, Kari
for the page and the move.

Moved

Moved

Anuroctonus phaiodactylus
You have yourself an Anuroctonus phaiodactylus, which currently belongs in the Chactidae family, though it was previously in the now largely emptied Iuridae family .

Cheers,
Dave

 
Thanks for the id, Dave
It's the first scorpion I've ever seen, a neat and interesting creature.

 
Still Iuridae
This is indeed a cool scorpion!
What you have is a male, which can easily be determined in this genus by the swollen portion of the telson at the base of the aculeus/sting.

It is now Anuroctonus pococki pococki. A. phaiodactylus is the original species which was described from Utah. Its distribution is largely in the Great Basin Desert and the northern part of the Mojave Desert.
A. pococki pococki and A. pococki bajae are found in the Coastal Ranges from northern Baja California to near Salinas, if memory serves.

The move from Iuridae to Chactidae was unwarranted and the characters used for this move are outweighed by the characters keeping it in Iuridae, especially the large darkened cheliceral tooth (on juveniles of this genus).

Hadrurus also is still in Iuridae.

 
Thanks for the new info.
I've moved this to genus. Perhaps it will get a new species page eventually, but I've given up applying for them in the forum.

 
Move
to new guide page.

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