i5K: Bark scorpion
Bark scorpion (Centruroides sculpturatus)
Contact: Lauren Esposito
Researchers involved: 600
Size (or size of nearest relative): (Mesobuthus 880 MBp)
Keywords (and why important): Novel chemistry, evolutionary branching, potentially lethal toxin.
Provides appropriate phylogenetic sampling across diversity of class Arachnida. Easily obtained from colleagues in SW Arizona.