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Order Uropygi - Whipscorpions

Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Whipscorpion - Mastigoproctus giganteus Vinnie the Vinegaroon - Mastigoproctus giganteus Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 1 - Mastigoproctus giganteus - male - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 2 - Mastigoproctus giganteus - male - female Mastigoproctus giganteus mating 4 - Mastigoproctus giganteus - male - female Whipscorpion - Mastigoproctus giganteus Mastigoproctus giganteus (Vinegaroon) - Mastigoproctus giganteus
Classification
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.
Identification
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.
Remarks
The largest species, and thus perhaps most commonly reported is Mastigoproctus giganteus or Vinegaroon.
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