Catalinas home to newly discovered scorpion Vaejovis brysoni - Tucson News Now

Catalinas home to newly discovered scorpion

A female with juveniles on her back. (Source: ZooKeys) A female with juveniles on her back. (Source: ZooKeys)
A female Vaejovis brysoni. (Source: ZooKeys) A female Vaejovis brysoni. (Source: ZooKeys)
TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Scientists have found a new species of scorpion in Tucson's backyard.

According to a ZooKeys research article, he Vaejovis brysoni was discovered by Robert W. Bryson Jr. and inhabits the Santa Catalina Mountains.

The new species was found at night above Molino Basin on the Catalina Highway near the Seven Cataracts Vista.

It is described as relatively small-bodied. The female described had a body length of 27.5 mm. It is light to medium brown with light brown to yellow coloring on the legs.

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