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Scaling distribution in scorpions

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Author(s): Michael R. Warburg

Journal: Arthropods
ISSN 2224-4255

Volume: 2;
Issue: 1;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2013;
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Keywords: mini-distribution | micro-distribution | macro-distribution | Scorpiones

ABSTRACT
Scorpions being solitary animals are interesting in their distribution patterns. Nevertheless, the subject of scorpion distribution has received relatively less attention than other ecological aspects of that group. It is a matter that changes continuously and moreover it is hard to define. Three different scales in distribution are introduced here: (1) Mini-distribution which describes the presence of scorpions under a single shelter or in a burrow, within a single habitat, (2) micro-distribution describing the distribution within a single habitat, and (3) macro-distribution within different habitats. Most research in scorpion distribution concentrated on the first aspect the mini-distribution. The subject is reviewed in scorpions and discussed.
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