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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Chaerilidae
Pocock, 1893
Genus: Chaerilus
Simon, 1877

Chaerilus is a genus of scorpions, the only genus in the monotypic family Chaerilidae.[1] They live in tropical parts of South Asia and Southeast Asia.[2]

It contains the following species:[3]


  1. ^ Lorenzo Prendini (2011). "Order Scorpiones C. L. Koch, 1850" (PDF). In Zhi-Qiang Zhang. Animal biodiversity: an outline of higher-level classification and survey of taxonomic richness. Zootaxa. 3148. pp. 115–117. 
  2. ^ Jonathan A. Coddington; Gonzalo Giribet; Mark S. Harvey; Lorenzo Prendini; David E. Walter (2004). "Arachnida". In Joel Cracraft; Michael J. Donoghue. Assembling the Tree of Life. Oxford University Press. pp. 296–318. ISBN 9780195172348. 
  3. ^ Jan Ove Rein (December 29, 2015). "Chaerilidae Pocock, 1893". The Scorpion Files. Retrieved December 29, 2015.