bark scorpion


: any of a genus (Centruroides) of typically tan-colored scorpions occurring from the southern U.S. to northern South America and including some that are highly venomous
The Arizona bark scorpion may be small, but its sting delivers a neurotoxin that can kill or render critically ill a young child.Tina Hesman Saey, Science News

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“Bark scorpion.” Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Nov. 2023.

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