|Scientific name :||Brontoscorpio anglicus|
|Time period :||Late Silurian|
|Primary diet :||Carnivore|
|In the series|
|Fatalities caused :||Many Cephalaspis|
|Appearances :||Walking with Monsters|
Brontoscorpio was the largest scorpion ancestor ever lived during the Silurian period.
It had a large stinger about the size of a lightbulb and the stinger itself can deliver a powerful venom that paralyzed prey. Brontoscorpio also had 2 pairs of pincers with the larger pincers used for grasping prey and the smaller pincers used for tearing apart prey. Brontoscorpio hunted small marine animals like Cephalaspis and trilobites. Brontoscorpio adapted strong jaws for crushing and tearing apart the tough armored body of its prey.
Brontoscorpio was the ultimate scorpion and one of the apex predators of the Silurian Period: its name meant 'Thunder Scorpion'. Not only it could breath underwater it could come on land and absorb air it with its primitive lungs. They came on land to escape predators and molt its shell. At 3 feet long, it would take hours for a Brontoscorpio to molt its shell.
In the seriesEdit
Brontoscorpio appeared in the first episode. One was seen chasing a Cephalaspis. It chased another Cephalaspis but was killed by a mother Pterygotus which fed it to her young. When a large shoal of Cephalaspis swam to its spawning ground further inland, a group of Brontoscorpio came onto land to kill them. Several Cephalaspis were stung and killed. One Brontoscorpio didn't feed and had to shed its skin instead.
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Brontoscorpio also appeared in the penultimate and final episodes of Primeval: New World. One came through an Anomaly and killed a volleyball player. It later stung Toby Nance. Evan Cross and Dylan Weir had to travel through the Anomaly to retreive a venom sample to create an anti-venom for Toby. They sliced the stinger off and Dylan returned to the present whilst Evan remained trapped. The scientists at Project Magnet later made an anti-venom.