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Genus Serradigitus - Sawfinger Scorpions

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Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Scorpiones (Scorpions)
Family Vaejovidae
Genus Serradigitus (Sawfinger Scorpions)
Other Common Names
saw-fingered scorpions
Explanation of Names
Serra = serrate, like a saw; digit = finger.
About 20-40 mm.
Main row of denticles on fingers uninterrupted, producing a sawblade-like appearance (other than interrupted by larger granules);
Fixed finger with trichobothria ib and it situated about halfway down length of finger (not basally);
Proximalmost pectinal teeth of females enlarged, usually without sensillae.
Big Bend region of Texas to Arizona, Colorado, Utah, and California, possibly Idaho.
Typically found in very rocky areas, roadcuts, and cliffs.