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1 April 2016 The South African scorpion Pseudolychas ochraceus (Hirst, 1911) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) can reproduce by parthenogenesis
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Of all scorpion species described to date, only a small fraction are known to reproduce without fertilization by a male, instead producing offspring by parthenogenesis. Here we show that isolated females of the buthid Pseudolychas ochraceus (Hirst, 1911) are capable of parthenogenetic reproduction and we provide data on the postembryonic growth of this species.

The American Arachnological Society
Michael Seiter, Frederic D. Schramm, and Alexander Barthel "The South African scorpion Pseudolychas ochraceus (Hirst, 1911) (Scorpiones: Buthidae) can reproduce by parthenogenesis," The Journal of Arachnology 44(1), 85-87, (1 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1636/M15-68.1
Received: 16 September 2015; Published: 1 April 2016
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