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Brontoscorpio anglicus: A Gigantic Lower Paleozoic Scorpion from Central England

Erik N. Kjellesvig-Waering
Journal of Paleontology
Vol. 46, No. 1 (Jan., 1972), pp. 39-42
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1302906
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Brontoscorpio anglicus: A Gigantic Lower Paleozoic Scorpion from Central England
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Abstract

Brontoscorpio anglicus, the largest scorpion ever recorded, is described from a free finger collected from the Siluro-Devonian, Downtonian sandstone beds of Trimpley, Worcestershire, England. The part preserved indicates a scorpion more than nine-tenths of a meter in length from anterior of the carapace to the end of the telson. This is nearly twice as long as the largest fossil scorpion previously known, and about five times longer than the largest living scorpion.

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