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Predation of Liolaemus huacahuasicus (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini) by Brachistosternus intermedius (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae) in Cumbres Calchaquies, Tucumán province, northwestern Argentina

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Cuadernos de Herpetología 24 (2): 123-124, 2010 liolaemus@gmail.com

Resumen

In the course of a herpetological survey of the summit of the Cumbres Calchaquíes Mountains, on a rocky outcrop facing south east, near Provincial Road 352 (26º22'45.7"S, 65º43'54.7"W, 3612 m), 38.3 km W Hualinchay, Trancas Department, Tucumán Province, on 16 December 2009 at ca. 1500, we found an adult male scorpion (Brachistosternus intermedius) under a rock holding with the chelae and eating the remains of a neonate lizard (posterior midbody, missing tip of tail).

Palabras clave:

Lioalaemus; scorpion; predation

Recibido: 08 Jul. 2010 ▪ Revisado: 03 Ago. 2010 ▪ Aceptado: 02 Sep. 2010

Editor Asociado: R. Espinoza
Pérez, C.H.F. & Ávila, L.J. 2010. Predation of Liolaemus huacahuasicus (Squamata: Iguania: Liolaemini) by Brachistosternus intermedius (Scorpiones: Bothriuridae) in Cumbres Calchaquies, Tucumán province, northwestern Argentina. Cuadernos de Herpetología 24: 123-124.