Mastigoproctus giganteus

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Mastigoproctus giganteus
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Thelyphonida
Family: Thelyphonidae
Genus: Mastigoproctus
Species: M. giganteus
Binomial name
Mastigoproctus giganteus
(Lucas, 1835)[1]

Mastigoproctus giganteus or giant vinegarroon is a species of whip scorpion in the family Thelyphonidae.

This species grows up to 85 mm. It lives in the southern US and in Mexico. Mastigoproctus giganteus preys on various insects, worms and slugs.[2]

Mastigoproctus giganteus, Uropygi (vinegarroon or whip scorpion) female with egg sac

Subspecies[edit]

  • Mastigoproctus giganteus giganteus (Lucas, 1835)
  • Mastigoproctus giganteus scabrosus (Pocock, 1902) — Mexico
  • Mastigoproctus giganteus mexicanus (Butler, 1872) — Mexico

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