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First Record of Androctonus finitimus (Pocock, 1897) from Punjab, Pakistan

First Record of Androctonus finitimus (Pocock, 1897) from Punjab, Pakistan

Muhammad Mohsin Ahsan1, Hafiz Muhammad Tahir2,*, Khizar Samiullah3

1Department of Zoology, University of Education Lahore, D.G. Khan Campus, D.G. Khan, Pakistan
2Department of Zoology, Government College University, Lahore, Pakistan
3Department of Zoology, Government College University, Faisalabad, Pakistan

*Corresponding author: Hafiz Muhammad Tahir, hafiztahirpk1@yahoo.com

 

ABSTRACT

The scorpion fauna of Pakistan is rich in diversity and applicability. However, limited information is available on these animals especially in Punjab province of Pakistan. Furthermore, distributional pattern and habitat structure of known species is also ambiguous. In this study, we report the scorpion Androctonus finitimus (Pocock, 1897) from several areas of Punjab, Pakistan. This scorpion species has not been previously documented from this part of the country, highlighting the wide distribution of this specie across the country. We identified that A. finitimus prefers dry sandy habitat with lower vegetation. This information furthers our scientific understanding on the existing record of this scorpion species in Pakistan.
 

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Punjab University Journal of Zoology

December

Vol. 34, Iss. 2, pp. 105-238

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