Diversity and distribution of Asian forest scorpions (Arthropoda, Scorpionidae, Heterometrinae) in Telangana State, India


  • Bagari RAMAKRISHNA Osmania University, College of Science, Department of Zoology, Hyderabad, Telangana State 500 007 (IN)
  • Chelmala SRINIVASULU Osmania University, College of Science, Department of Zoology, Hyderabad, Telangana State 500 007 (IN) https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4331-8580




Chersonesometrus, Deccanometrus, Gigantometrus, Heterometrus, Mapping


Asian forest scorpions belong to the subfamily Heterometrinae and include some of the poorly known scorpion fauna in India in general and Telangana State in particular. The Asian forest scorpions occur in South Asia and Southeast Asia and are known from Pakistan in west to the Philippines in the east. There are 27 species of Asian forest scorpions belonging to seven genera Chersonesometrus, Deccanometrus, Gigantometrus, Heterometrus, Javanimetrus, Sahyadrimetrus and Srilankametrus known from India. These are the large-bodied scorpions that are subjected to killing and local collections. Information on their distribution and current taxonomy is not complete. We provide the updated taxonomy, description and distribution maps of four species of Asian forest scorpions known to occur in Telangana State, India.


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RAMAKRISHNA, B. ., & SRINIVASULU, C. . (2021). Diversity and distribution of Asian forest scorpions (Arthropoda, Scorpionidae, Heterometrinae) in Telangana State, India. Notulae Scientia Biologicae, 13(3), 10977. https://doi.org/10.15835/nsb13310977



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DOI: 10.15835/nsb13310977