Discovered: New species of tiny scorpions

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A new species of tiny scorpions, Wernerius inyoensis, has been discovered in Death Valley National Park by PhD student Matthew Graham from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. At 16mm long, the tiny creature is about the length of a thumbnail. He was able to spot the tiny scorpion at night by using a UV light resulting in the bright green glow in the image above.


Webber MM, Graham MR, Jaeger JR. Wernerius inyoensis, an elusive new scorpion from the Inyo Mountains of California (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae) ZooKeys 177: 1-13, 2012.

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