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Order Uropygi - Whipscorpions

big bug - Mastigoproctus giganteus Whip Scorpion Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Vinagaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 2 - Mastigoproctus giganteus - male - female Insect - Mastigoproctus giganteus Uropygi - - 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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