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Order Uropygi - Whipscorpions

Whip scorpion? - Mastigoproctus giganteus big bug - Mastigoproctus giganteus Whipscorpion - Mastigoproctus giganteus Think some sort of Scorpion in Florida  - Mastigoproctus giganteus 1117 Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Vinegaroon from the Chiricahuas - Mastigoproctus giganteus Mastigoproctus giganteus (Vinegaroon) - Mastigoproctus giganteus Insect - Mastigoproctus giganteus
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Uropygi (Whipscorpions)
Explanation of Names
The long whiplike tail projection gives the common name Whipscorpion. Unlike Scorpions, the tail cannot sting but is instead used as a sensory organ.
Latrge pinching mouthparts (modified pedipalps). First pair of legs (of a total of four pairs) is not used for walking but instead is modified to provide extra sensory organs.
The largest species, and thus perhaps most commonly reported is Mastigoproctus giganteus or Vinegaroon.
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