Egyptian Journal of Natural History 2013-11-25T10:43:48+00:00 Professor Ahmed Shoukry Open Journal Systems <p>The <em>Egyptian Journal of Natural History</em> publishes taxonomic and faunistic studies, or field-based research involving the natural history of the Egyptian fauna and flora. Both short and long papers are welcomed. We particularly encourage studies on Sinai.View the Instructions for authors All papers are reviewed by at least one or two Egyptian referees, and then by international referees. The referee/s are chosen by the editors. The language of publication is English. Summaries are given in English and Arabic, and may also be given in other languages. In case of non-Arab authors, the editors will prepare the Arabic summary. <strong></strong></p><p>Other websites related to this journal: <a title="" href="" target="_blank"></a></p><p><span>The </span><em>Egyptian Journal of Natural History</em><span> is now </span><strong>closed</strong><span> to all new submissions</span><br /><br /><span>After 16 years, we the Editors-in-Chief (Samy Zalat &amp; Francis Gilbert) have decided to stop, and effectively this means that the journals will cease active publication. We believe passionately in free access for both authors and readers, and this has always been underpinned by our own efforts in our 'spare time'. We set the journal up to encourage young scientists from Egypt and other developing countries in publishing about their fauna and flora. Our aim was always to get an Impact Factor for the main journal, the </span><em>Egyptian Journal of Biology</em><span>, but now under the current rules we would have to double our output of papers per issue. This would involve an unacceptable level of time and effort without paid help, which can only come from author charges. Thus reluctantly we have decided that the best course of action is to stop publication of both journals. We thank all authors who have trusted us with their papers, and all reviewers who have devoted their time to help safeguard the journals' standards.</span><br /><br /><span>Volume </span><strong>6</strong><span> was therefore the last.</span></p> A review of the scorpion fauna of Saudi Arabia 2013-11-25T10:43:48+00:00 AK Al-Asmari AA Al-Saif NM Abdo KR Al-Moutaery NO Al-Harbi <p>The scorpions of Saudi Arabia were surveyed in the major regions of Jazan, Al-Medina, Al-Baha, Hail, and Riyadh, in addition to nine provinces surveyed more superficially. Jazan (1,440 specimens) had 10 buthids and two scorpionid species and subspecies; Al-Medina (867) had seven buthid and two scorpionid species and subspecies, one of which, the scorpionid Scorpio maurus (palmatus?), needs further confirmation of identity. The Al-Baha region (2421 specimens) contained five buthids and two scorpionid species and subspecies; Hail (1,921) had eight buthid and two scorpionid species and subspecies - the most common subspecies here was <em>Scorpio maurus kruglovi</em>. <em>Androctonus crassicauda</em> and<em> Leiurus quinquestriatus</em> were only found in Hail and Al-Baha; <em>Androctonus bicolor </em>was newly recorded in Hail and Riyadh. Riyadh (4,164 specimens) had nine buthid, one scorpionid and at least two hemiscorpiid species and subspecies. The Saudi fauna was found to comprise at least 28 species and subspecies of the families Buthidae, Scorpionidae and Hemiscorpiidae.</p><p><strong>Keywords</strong>: Buthidae, Scorpionidae, Diplocentridae</p> 2013-11-25T10:42:14+00:00 Copyright (c)