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What do we know about some of the most conspicuous scorpion species of the genus italic>Tityus /italic>? A historical approach

R. Lourenço, Wilson

title>Abstract /title> p>In the present study, comments are proposed on historical aspects of the most conspicuous scorpion species of the genus italic>Tityus /italic> found in Brazil. Both italic>Tityus bahiensis /italic> (Perty) and italic>Tityus serrulatus /italic> Lutz & Mello are better known for their infamous reputation of noxious species. However, the original discovery and description of both species are associated with interesting historical episodes. A short comment is also provided on italic>Tityus costatus /italic> (Karsch), the species possibly involved in the first record of a scorpion incident in Brazil. /p>

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