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Species Mastigoproctus tohono - Tohono Vinegaroon

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Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Uropygi (Whipscorpions)
Family Thelyphonidae
Genus Mastigoproctus
Species tohono (Tohono Vinegaroon)
Explanation of Names
Per Barrales-Alcalá et al: "This new species is named after the Tohono O’odham Native American people from southern Arizona and northern Sonora, Mexico, who have developed a deep relationship with the environment."
Print References
Barrales-Alcalá, Diego, Oscar F. Francke, and Lorenzo Prendini. "Systematic Revision of the Giant Vinegaroons of the Mastigoproctus giganteus Complex (Thelyphonida: Thelyphonidae) of North America." Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 418 (2018): 1-62.