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