Monday, December 10, 2007 - 8:05 AM

Gene flow between two giant hairy scorpions (Hadrurus arizonensis and H. spadix)

Garrett Brady Hughes, and Keith A. Crandall, Brigham Young University, Department of Integrative Biology, 325 MLBM, Provo, UT

The two giant hairy scorpions Hadrurus arizonensis and Hadrurus spadix share a geographic region in southern Utah. Specimens were obtained and mitochondrial DNA was sequenced to see if gene flow exists between these morphologically similar species.

Species 1: Scorpiones Iuridae Hadrurus spadix (black hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion)
Species 2: Scorpiones Iuridae Hadrurus arizonensis (desert hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion)