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Predation of Liolaemus huacahuasicus (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini) by Brachistosternus intermedius (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae) in Cumbres Calchaquies, Tucumán province, northwestern Argentina

By Cristian Hernan F. Pérez and Luciano Javier Ávila

Abstract

In the course of a herpetological survey of the summit of the Cumbres Calchaquíes Mountains, on a rocky outcrop facing south east, near Provincial Road 352 (26º22'45.7"S, 65º43'54.7"W, 3612 m), 38.3 km W Hualinchay, Trancas Department, Tucumán Province, on 16 December 2009 at ca. 1500, we found an adult male scorpion (Brachistosternus intermedius) under a rock holding with the chelae and eating the remains of a neonate lizard (posterior midbody, missing tip of tail)

Topics: Lioalaemus, scorpion, predation, Zoology, QL1-991, Science, Q, DOAJ:Zoology, DOAJ:Biology, DOAJ:Biology and Life Sciences
Publisher: Asociación Herpetológica Argentina
Year: 2010
OAI identifier: oai:doaj.org/article:7438338e07f240d29b2be1c6024e90f6
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