New scorpion species discovered on Penang Hill

A new species of scorpion belonging to one of the oldest lineages on Earth, known as the ghost scorpions. These photos originally appeared in, an online magazine about nature and sustainability powered by the California Academy of Sciences. – © 2017 Phil Torres/bioGraphic pic, December 8, 2017.

A NEW species of scorpion related to the ghost scorpion has been discovered on Penang Hill by an international group of scientists, science website EurekaAlert reports.

The discovery was made during a two-week survey by the California Academy of Sciences in partnership with The Habitat Penang Hill and a team that included Universiti Sains Malaysia.

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