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whip scorpion

n.
Any of various nonvenomous arachnids of the order Uropygi (or Thelyphonida), such as the vinegaroon, that have large pedipalps and a slender whiplike process at the tip of the abdomen.
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whip scorpion

n
(Animals) any nonvenomous arachnid of the order Uropygi (or Pedipalpi), typically resembling a scorpion but lacking a sting. See also vinegarroon
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Noun1.whip scorpion - nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stingerwhip scorpion - nonvenomous arachnid that resembles a scorpion and that has a long thin tail without a stinger
arachnid, arachnoid - air-breathing arthropods characterized by simple eyes and four pairs of legs
Mastigoproctus giganteus, vinegarroon - large whip-scorpion of Mexico and southern United States that emits a vinegary odor when alarmed
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The collection of tailless whip scorpions will feature in a series of events at the site in Cheshire Oaks during the half term holidays.
Tailless whip scorpions, also known as amblypygi, are cousins to spiders, belonging to the same class, Arachnida.
Joining the reintroduced original invertebrates--the tailless whip scorpions, wolf spiders, crickets, crabs, birds, and boa--will be cockroaches, scavenger and ground beetles, and assassin bugs.
giganteus, Florida scrub millipedes spend most of their lives underground and giant whip scorpions are not common predators in scrub, so we suspect the rate of predation might be low in the field.
Geralinura carbonaria (Arachnida; Uropygi) from Mazon Creek, Illinois, USA, and the origin of subchelate pedipalps in whip scorpions. Journal of Paleontology 82:299-312.
However, the tapetum of Stylocellus differs strikingly from the tapeta known from spiders, whip scorpions and whip spiders, or the early derivative opilioacarid mite Neocarus texanus (Chamberlin & Mulaik 1942).
They begin with chapter 19 on Thelyphonida (= Uropygida, vinegaroons) and 20 on Amblypygi (= Amblopygida, whip scorpions), both by C.
Specifically, the earliest fossils apparently lack the projecting apophyses seen in modern whip scorpions which give their pedipalps a distinctly more chelate appearance.