RESOURCES: The Scorpion's Den

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Science  07 Jul 2006:
Vol. 313, Issue 5783, pp. 23
DOI: 10.1126/science.313.5783.23a

Scorpions lurk under rocks and scuttle along walls from southern Africa to Canada. The Scorpion Files is a who's who of the stinging critters. Curated by Jan Ove Rein of the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim, the site offers a taxonomic breakdown for the world's more than 1500 species, along with detailed profiles of some 50 varieties. The gallery, which includes shots by Rein and contributors, is a scorpion lover's delight. Other features include a list of animals whose stings can trigger medical problems, a synopsis of European species, and information on endangered scorpions. Included is a picture of a Centruroides gracilis toting her litter of scorplings.

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