Taxonomic record on scorpion (Scorpiones: Arachnida) revealed the presence of three species of
scorpions from Jaffna Peninsula during a field survey. They belong to two families, three genera and
three species: the Buthids Hottentotta tumulus (Fabricius, 1798) and Isometrus (Isometrus) maculatus
(DeGeer, 1778), and the Scorpionid Heterometrus swammerdami (Simon, 1872). Isometrus
(Isometrus) ... [Show full abstract] maculatus and Heterometrus swammerdami are reported for the first time from Jaffna
peninsula. Identification key of all three species with notes on distribution and ecology are provided.