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J Venom Anim Toxins Incl Trop Dis. 2015 Jun 10;21:20. doi: 10.1186/s40409-015-0016-9. eCollection 2015.

What do we know about some of the most conspicuous scorpion species of the genus Tityus? A historical approach.

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Département Systématique et Evolution, Muséum national d'Histoire naturelle, UMR7205, CP 053, 57 rue Cuvier, Paris, 75005 France.

Abstract

In the present study, comments are proposed on historical aspects of the most conspicuous scorpion species of the genus Tityus found in Brazil. Both Tityus bahiensis (Perty) and Tityus serrulatus Lutz & Mello are better known for their infamous reputation of noxious species. However, the original discovery and description of both species are associated with interesting historical episodes. A short comment is also provided on Tityus costatus (Karsch), the species possibly involved in the first record of a scorpion incident in Brazil.

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Historical aspects; Noxious species; Scorpion; Tityus

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