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- Howard, Richard J.; Edgecombe, Gregory D.; Legg, David A.; Pisani, Davide; Lozano-Fernandez, Jesus
- Organisms, diversity, & evolution 2019 v.19 no.1 pp. 71-86
- Bayesian theory; Cretaceous period; Scorpiones; arthropods; biogeography; fauna; fossils; lifestyle; phylogeny; rocks; toxicity
- ... Scorpions (Arachnida: Scorpiones Koch, 1837) are an ancient chelicerate arthropod lineage characterised by distinctive subdivision of the opisthosoma and venomous toxicity. The crown group is represented by over 2400 extant species, and unambiguous fossil representatives are known at least from the Cretaceous Period. However, a number of extinct scorpion lineages existed in the Palaeozoic Era, man ...