Museu Paraense Emilio Goeldi - Scorpiones Collection
Scorpions have world wide geographical distribution, are more common in tropical and subtropical areas, not only occurring in Antarctica. Can occupy desert regions, tropical forests and all sorts of intermediate vegetation. Some species inhabit caves and few occur in the intertidal zone. Some species require very specific environmental conditions, and thus its distribution is limited to narrow areas. Are currently known about 1500 species in 165 genera (Lawrence, 2002). About 800 species are known in the Neotropics, these, approximately 100 occur in Brazil (Lawrence, 2002).
Geographic coverage from Scorpiones collection.
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