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Scorpiones

(Order)

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Taxonomy

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The Order Scorpiones is further organized into finer groupings including:

Families

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Bothriuridae

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Buthidae

Buthidae is the largest family of scorpions, containing about 80 genera and over 800 species as of mid-2008. Its members are known as, for example, thick-tailed scorpions and bark scorpions. There are a few very large genera (like Ananteris, Centruroides, Compsobuthus or Tityus), but also a high number of species-poor or monotypic ones. New taxa are being described at a rate of several to several dozen new species per year. They occur in the warmer parts of every major landmass on Earth, except on New Zealand. Together with the , the Buthidae make up the superfamily Buthoidea. The family was established by Carl Ludwig Koch in 1837. [more]

Caraboctonidae

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Chactidae

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Chaerilidae

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Diplocentridae

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Euscorpiidae

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Heteroscorpionidae

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Ischnuridae

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Iuridae

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Liochelidae

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Microcharmidae

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Pseudochactidae

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Scorpionidae

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Superstitionidae

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Superstitioniidae

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Urodacidae

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Vaejovidae

Vaejovidae is a family of scorpions, comprising 17 genera, all found in Mexico and the southwestern United States: [more]

At least 171 species and subspecies belong to the Family Vaejovidae.

More info about the Family Vaejovidae may be found here.

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Last Revised: October 03, 2013
2013/10/03 16:59:47