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1 April 2016 Ecology and biogeography of the endemic scorpion Euscorpius carpathicus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): a multiscale analysis
Iulian Gherghel, Alexandru Sotek, Monica Papeş, Alexandru Strugariu, Lucian Fusu
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We present a first analysis of the ecology and potential distribution of Euscorpius carpathicus (Linnaeus, 1767), a scorpion species endemic to southern Romania, and report on the overwintering habitat selection of this species. Using field data, literature review, species distribution modelling, and habitat selection models, we document the broad scale distribution and ecology of E. carpathicus, as well as habitat selection in the foothills of the Curvature Carpathians, including exclusive microhabitat selection of riverine clay banks. In contrast with other species of the genus that inhabit cracks in cliffs or walls, E. carpathicus has adapted to cracks in clay.

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Iulian Gherghel, Alexandru Sotek, Monica Papeş, Alexandru Strugariu, and Lucian Fusu "Ecology and biogeography of the endemic scorpion Euscorpius carpathicus (Scorpiones: Euscorpiidae): a multiscale analysis," The Journal of Arachnology 44(1), 88-91, (1 April 2016). https://doi.org/10.1636/P14-22.1
Received: 14 April 2014; Published: 1 April 2016
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