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Types of Scorpions

Arrowbreasted Scorpions
Arrowbreasted Scorpions

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Caraboctonidae
Caraboctonidae

The Caraboctonidae (hairy scorpions) make up the superfamily Iuroidea. The family was established by Karl Kraepelin in 1905. List of genera and species.

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Eoscorpiidae
Eoscorpiidae

Presently, there are 1,200 known species of scorpions in the world—and all of these scorpions are dangerous to some degree. Among types of scorpions, the smaller species are often more venomous—larger scorpions compensate by appearing more formidable to potential predators.

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Euscorpius
Euscorpius

Euscorpius is a genus of scorpions, commonly called small wood-scorpions. It presently contains 17 species and is the type genus of the family Euscorpiidae - long included in the Chactidae - and the subfamily Euscorpiinae.

Fattail Scorpion
Fattail Scorpion

Fattail scorpion or fat-tailed scorpion is the common name given to scorpions of the genus Androctonus, one of the most dangerous groups of scorpions species in the world. They are found throughout the semi-arid and arid regions of the Middle East and Africa.

Giant Hairy Scorpion
Giant Hairy Scorpion

Hadrurus arizonensis, the giant desert hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion, or Arizona Desert hairy scorpion, is the largest scorpion in North America, and one of the 8–9 species of Hadrurus in the United States, attaining a length of 14 cm (5.5 in).

Heterometrus
Heterometrus

Heterometrus, which members are also known by the collective vernacular name giant forest scorpions, is a genus of scorpion belonging to the family Scorpionidae. It is distributed widely across tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, as well as India, Sri Lanka, Nepal and China .

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Iuroidea
Iuroidea

Etymology. The word scorpion is thought to have originated in Middle English between 1175 and 1225 AD from Old French scorpion, or from Italian scorpione, both derived from the Latin word scorpius, which is the romanization of the Greek word σκορπίος – skorpíos.. Geographical distribution. Scorpions are found on all major land masses except Antarctica

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Opisthacanthus Rugiceps
Opisthacanthus Rugiceps

Opisthacanthus rugiceps is a species of African scorpion.. Distribution. O. rugiceps is found in East Africa, and extends further than 15° south only in Malawi.. Systematics. O. rugiceps belongs to the "asper group" in the subgenus Nepabellus of the genus Opisthacanthus in the family Liochelidae (Hemiscorpiidae).

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Pandinus
Pandinus

Pandinus is a genus of large scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae. It contains one of the most popular pet scorpions, the emperor scorpion. The genus is distributed widely across tropical Africa and the southeastern Arabian Peninsula.

Pseudochactoidea
Pseudochactoidea

Pseudochactoidea; Scorpionoidea; ... This will kill or paralyze the prey so the scorpion can eat it. Scorpions have an unusual style of eating using chelicerae, ...

Scorpionidae
Scorpionidae

The Scorpionidae (burrowing scorpions or pale-legged scorpions) make up the superfamily Scorpionoidea. The family was established by Pierre André Latreille, 1802. List of genera and selected species. According to The Scorpion Files and Prendini & Francke: ...

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Scorpionoidea
Scorpionoidea

The word scorpion is thought to have originated in Middle English between 1175 and 1225 AD from Old French scorpion, or from Italian scorpione, both derived from the Latin word scorpius, which is the romanization of the Greek word σκορπίος – skorpíos. Geographical distribution. Scorpions are found on all major land masses except Antarctica.

Vaejovidae
Vaejovidae

The word scorpion is thought to have originated in Middle English between 1175 and 1225 AD from Old French scorpion, or from Italian scorpione, both derived from the Latin word scorpius, which is the romanization of the Greek word σκορπίος – skorpíos. Geographical distribution. Scorpions are found on all major land masses except Antarctica.

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