Class: Arachnida

Order: Scorpiones

To date there are a total of 12 species of scorpions in three families recorded in the Wadi Rum region. Images and updates to this checklist follow soon.

Family: Buthidae (C.L. Koch, 1837)

Androctonus crassicauda (Olivier, 1807)

Androctonus bicolor (Ehrenberg, 1828)

Buthacus nigroaculeatus (Levy et al., 1973)

Buthacus leptochelys (Ehrenberg, 1829)

Buthus occitanus (AMOREUX 1789)

 

Compsobuthus amri (Lourenco, Yagmur & Duhem, 2010)

Compsobuthus jordanensis (Levy, Amitai & Shulov, 1973)

Leiurus quinquestriatus (Ehrenberg, 1828)

Leiurus jordenensis (Lourenco, Modry & Amr 2002)

 

Orthochirus scrobiculosus (Grube, 1873)

Orthochirus sp. cf innesi

 

Family: Diplocentridae (Karsch, 1880)

Nebo hierichonticus (Simon, 1872)

Family: Scorpionidae Latreille, 1802

Scorpio kruglovi (Birula, 1910)

 References:

Amr ZS, El-Oran R. Systematics and distribution of scorpions (Arachnida, Scorpionida) in Jordan. Bollettino di Zoologia. 1994;61:185–90.