The Order Scorpiones is a member of the Class Arachnida. Here is the complete "parentage" of Scorpiones:
- Domain: Eukaryota
- Kingdom: Animalia
C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
- Subkingdom: Bilateria
(Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Branch: Protostomia
Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Infrakingdom: Ecdysozoa A.M.A. Aguinaldo et al., 1997 ex T. Cavalier-Smith, 1998 - ecdysozoans
- Branch: Protostomia Grobben, 1908 - protostomes
- Subkingdom: Bilateria (Hatschek, 1888) Cavalier-Smith, 1983 - bilaterians
- Kingdom: Animalia C. Linnaeus, 1758 - animals
The Order Scorpiones is further organized into finer groupings including:
- Family (18): Bothriuridae · Buthidae · Caraboctonidae · Chactidae · Chaerilidae · Diplocentridae · Euscorpiidae · Heteroscorpionidae · Ischnuridae · Iuridae · Liochelidae · Microcharmidae · Pseudochactidae · Scorpionidae · Superstitionidae · Superstitioniidae · Urodacidae · Vaejovidae
- Species: ZipcodeZoo has pages for 1,574 species and subspecies in the Order Scorpiones.
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]
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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