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A analysis crew from Chulalongkorn College discovered a new species of tiny scorpions at Kaeng Krachan National Park in Phetchaburi.

A crew, spearheaded by Wasin Nawanetiwong from Chulalongkorn College, alongside Affiliate Professor Dr Nattapoj Vajarasathira, unearthed a brand new addition to the arachnid household.

Dubbed Scorpiops (Euscorpiops) krachan, this diminutive creature, barely stretching over 1 inch (25 centimetres) in size, proudly shows a brownish hue and sports activities eight yellow legs complemented by eight eyes. But, what actually units it aside is its tender maternal intuition, as snapshots reveal it cradling golden offspring upon its again and nestled beneath its limbs: a rarity amongst scorpions.

These elusive Kaeng Krachan scorpions have been stumbled upon beneath the rugged terrain of the Ban Krang campsite, hid inside the labyrinthine rainforests of the national park close to Hua Hin, alongside the Thailand-Myanmar border.

Using ambush methods for foraging, very like its kin in the Scorpiops genus, this newly recognized species provides an intriguing twist to the evolutionary narrative. Remarkably, the identification course of relied solely on bodily attributes similar to physique construction and pincers, eschewing DNA evaluation.

The analysis crew, together with Ondřej Košulič, Natapot Warrit, Wilson Lourenço, and Eric Ythier, extends gratitude to their collaborators for his or her unwavering help all through this exhilarating journey of discovery, reported Hua Hin Right this moment.

Kaeng Krachan National Park, a sprawling expanse spanning 2,915 sq. kilometres, stands as a testomony to Thailand’s dedication to environmental preservation. Nestled in the western heartlands, it was enshrined as Thailand’s twenty eighth national park in 1981, securing its standing as a UNESCO World Heritage Web site in 2021.

In associated information, the Thai authorities arrested a 40 yr previous man for illegally promoting protected wild birds on-line, claiming he wanted the cash for his baby’s medical bills. The person was apprehended at his dwelling in Songkhla province with 29 caged birds in his possession.

In different information, the National Science Museum (NSM) Basis in Thailand just lately uncovered 5 distinctive insect species and a novel plant species, bolstering the nation’s strides in scientific discovery. The revelation was made public by NSM President, Assistant Professor Rawin Raviwongse on January 24.

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