Link to enlarge image K5741 © Justin Kerr Charles Zidar

Family:  Buthidae
Genus:  Centruroides
Species:  gracilis
Common Name:  Slender Brown Scorpion or Florida Bark Scorpion
Maya Name:  Síina’an, Ek’chuah
Faunal Type:  Insect
Depictions:  Polychrome Ceramics
Significance:  Scorpions were present in Maya constellations and appear in the codices, linked to the hunt and water (Tozzer and Allen 1910).
Photos:  Click on an image below for high resolution comparison.

Other Faunal Photos:   Additional views of the faunal species, click on a photo below to view larger image.
Artifact Photo(s) Courtesy of Justin Kerr (FAMSI); Animal Photo(s) Courtesy of Wikipedia GNU General Public License Version 1.2, November 2002; Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike 2.0/2.5 License(s).

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