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Order Uropygi - Whipscorpions

Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Juvenile vinagaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Think some sort of Scorpion in Florida  - Mastigoproctus giganteus Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 3 - Mastigoproctus giganteus - male - female 1117 Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus a water scorpion-like, but it isn't. Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Mastigoproctus giganteus (Vinegaroon) - 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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