whipscorpion


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whip•scor•pi•on

(ˈʰwɪpˌskɔr pi ən, ˈwɪp-)

n.
any of numerous arachnids of the order Uropygi, of tropical and warm temperate regions, resembling a scorpion but having an abdomen that ends in a slender nonvenomous whip.
[1885–90]
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Two new cave-dwelling species of the short-tailed Whipscorpion genus Rowlandius (Arachnida: Schizomida: Hubbardiidae) from northeastern Brazil, with comments on male dimorphism.
All short-tailed whipscorpions were kept at the Arachnological collection of Universidade Federal de Pernambuco.
Diel activity patterns and diet of the giant whipscorpion Mastigoproctus giganteus (Lucas) (Arachnida, Uropygi) in Big Bend National Park (Chihuahuan Desert).
Similar results were found for the traps containing a shrew with a giant whipscorpion (M.
Diel activity patterns of the giant whipscorpion, Mastigoproctus giganteus (Lucas) (Arachnida, Uropygi).
The putative fossil whipscorpion Thelyphonus hadleyi Pierce 1945 (Arachnida: Uropygi) from the middle to late Miocene Monterey Formation of Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, California is reassessed.
This leaves only one further fossil whipscorpion in the literature, Thelyphonus hadleyi Pierce 1945, described from the mid to late Miocene (between 15 and 10 Ma) Monterey Formation of Cabrillo Beach, San Pedro, California.
Observations on the behaviour and taxonomy of the Australian tailless whipscorpion Charinus pescotti Dunn (Amblypygi: Charontidae).
The giant whipscorpion Mastigoproctus giganteus (Lucas 1835) is a common representative of the arachnid fauna of the northern Chihuahuan Desert (Punzo 2001).
Out of 1564 holes that were located, only 115 (3.8%) contained a whipscorpion. Most of the holes examined were occupied by rodents (n = 863; 55.1%) or shrews (n = 121; 7.7%) which indicates that small mammals are capable of excavating burrows, even in the presence of hard soils.
The first whipspider (Arachnida: Amblypygi) and three new whipscorpions (Arachnida: Thelyphonida) from the Lower Cretaceous Crato Formation of Brazil.
The Spider Book: A Manual for the Study of the Spiders and Their Near Relatives, the Scorpions, Pseudoscorpions, Whipscorpions, Harvestmen, and Other Members of the Class Arachnida, Found in America North of Mexico, with Analytical Keys for Their Classification and Popular Accounts of Their Habits.