Pedipalpi

Belongs within: Tetrapulmonata.Contains: Schizomida, Uropygi, Neoamblypygi. The Amblypygi, whip-spiders, are a group of flattened arachnids with raptorial pedipalps and extremely long, filamentous front legs that are used as tactile organs (Harvey 2002). Where there’s a whip, there’s a scorpion Published 4 May 2021 As our understanding of the higher relationships between organisms has improved vastly… Continue reading Pedipalpi

Uropygi

Belongs within: Pedipalpi.Contains: Thelyphoninae. The Uropygi, whip-scorpions, are a group of tropical arachnids with raptorial pedipalps and an elongate filamentous post-pygidium (Harvey 2002). An alternative vernacular name, ‘vinegaroon’, comes from their possession of anal glands from which they spray unpleasant-smelling chemicals at threats. <==Uropygi [Holopeltidia, Oxopoei, Thelyphonida] | i. s.: Etiennus africanus (Hentschel 1984)H02 |… Continue reading Uropygi

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Thelyphoninae

Belongs within: Uropygi. The Thelyphoninae is a group of whipscorpions found in south-east Asia and Melanesia (Rowland & Cooke 1973). Characters (from Rowland & Cooke 1973): Tarsal segments of first leg of female usually modified (except in Minbosius manilanus and Abaliella rohdei), variously incrassate or apophysate; pedipalpal patellar apophysis of male unmodified, occasionally longer than… Continue reading Thelyphoninae

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Schizomida

Belongs within: Pedipalpi. The Schizomida are a group of less than 200 species of minute soil-dwelling arachnids, with the majority of species found in rainforest leaf litter. Schizomids are generally less than 5 mm in length and have long, tactile anterior legs. The posterior flagellum is sexually dimorphic, being bulbous and unsegmented in the male… Continue reading Schizomida

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