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Noun1.Mastigoproctus - giant whip scorpionsMastigoproctus - giant whip scorpions      
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Mastigoproctus giganteus, vinegarroon - large whip-scorpion of Mexico and southern United States that emits a vinegary odor when alarmed
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We now report that the giant whip scorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus (Lucas) (Arachnida: Uropygi) consumes Floridobolus, even if the quinone-based secretion is released upon attack.
Mastigoproctus maximus: BRAZIL: Mato Grosso: 1 [female], Chapada dos Guimaraes, Usina Hidreletrica de Manso, 2000, equipe Resgate de Fauna (IBSP 240).
They were inadvertently caught in pitfall traps used to capture large arthropods including theraphosid spiders (Orthognatha, Aphonopelina hentzi), wind scorpions (Solifugae, Eremobatidae, Eremobates sp.), scorpions (Scorpiones, Buthidae, Vaejovidae), whipscorpions (Uropygi, Thelyphonidae, Mastigoproctus giganteus), orthopteran insects (Acrididae) and millipedes (Diplopoda).
Indeed their size--the largest carapace is over 30 mm long--and their biogeographical distribution in the Americas suggest a fossil genus closely related to the extant Mastigoproctus Pocock 1894.
AF005445 Uropygi Mastigoproctus giganteus AF005446 (Lucas 1835) Schizomida Stenochrus portoricensis AF005444 Chamberlin 1922 Ricinulei Pseudocellus pearsei U91489 (Chamberlin & Ivie 1938) Palpigradi Eukoenenia sp.
Vinegaroon (Mastigoproctus giganteus) life history and rearing.
Shelter site selection by Mastigoproctus giganteus in an atypical microhabitat in the northern Chihuahuan Desert characterized by hard adobe soils is described for the first time.