|A restoration of Brontoscorpio anglicus preying upon a Hughmilleri norvegica and a Hemiaspis limuloides crawls on the back of Brontoscorpio anglicus|
Brontoscorpio (meaning “Thunder Scorpion”) was genus of ancient scorpion. It was a predator hunting down ancestral fish. They were able to absorb oxygen into there blood straight from their lungs (no breathing out), this allowed them to breathe in water and in the air.
In the Media
- Brontoscorpio appeared in the first episode of Walking with Monsters called "Water Dwellers". 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 lucky Brontoscorpio came onto land to kill them. Several Cephalaspis were stung and killed. One Brontoscorpio couldn't feed because it had to shed its skin instead - a process that took it all day. When next morning it finished moulting, the Cephalaspis were gone. The Brontoscorpio had missed its chance.
- 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 retrieve a venom sample to create an anti-venom for Toby. Evan sliced the stinger off and Dylan returned to the present whilst Evan remained trapped. The scientists at Project Magnet later made an anti-venom.
- Several oversized Brontoscorpios appear in Dino King: Journey To Fire Mountain. In reality, Brontoscorpios were 3 cm in length and lived in the Silurian.