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Acta Biológica Colombiana

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CUPITRA VERGARA, Nelson Iván; CUBIDES CUBILLOS, Sergio; SALDARRIAGA-CORDOBA, Mónica María  and  ESTRADA-GOMEZ, Sebastián. Distribution of Centruroides edwardsii (GERVAIS, 1843) in the Antioquia Province, Colombia. Acta biol.Colomb. [online]. 2015, vol.20, n.1, pp.207-215. ISSN 0120-548X.

We report the distribution of the Centruroides edwardsii (Gervais, 1843) in the Antioquia province, and the urban area of the capital, Medellín, Colombia, based in the material examined in the collection of the Universidad de Antioquia Serpentarium (SUA). A sexual dimporphism were established in C. edwardsii when a multidimensional analysis and using for the statistical significance the ANOSIM model were performed founding higher sizes in males. An important colony of this scorpion is reported in the central and nor-oriental zone of Medellín, aspect that is very relevant since this scorpion is considered clinically relevante. The species distribution rank is also expanded from the sea level, up to 2200 m a.s.l.

Keywords : Antioquia; Buthidae; Centruroides; Colombia; taxonomy.

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