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Family - Bothriruidae
(Broad Body Scorpions)


The Bothriuridae are a family of scorpions, comprising 151 species in 16 genera: 

The family has representatives in temperate and subtropical habitats from four continents: South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. 


The members of this family has an unique feature: the normally pentagonal sternum consists of two tranverse barsand is several times broader than long.

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