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Kingdom  Animalia
Scientific name  Mastigoproctus
Phylum  Arthropoda
Order  Thelyphonida
Family  Thelyphonidae
Higher classification  Thelyphonidae
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Mastigoproctus giganteus, Mastigoproctus colombianus

Mastigoproctus giganteus feeding

Mastigoproctus is a genus of whip scorpions. Native to the rain forest regions of northern South America, these whip scorpions can reach a length of up to 9 centimetres (3.5 in) and can weigh over 30 grams (1.1 oz). Despite popular belief, they are not venomous as, like all other whip scorpions, they do not possess venom glands.


Mastigoproctus A Giant Whip Scorpion Mastigoproctus giganteus

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The following species have been described:

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  • Mastigoproctus abeli Villarreal & Giupponi, 2009 – Venezuela
  • Mastigoproctus ayalai Viquez & Armas, 2007 – Venezuela
  • Mastigoproctus baracoensis Franganillo, 1931 – Cuba
  • Mastigoproctus brasilianus (C. L. Koch, 1843) – Brazil
  • Mastigoproctus butleri Pocock, 1894 – Brazil
  • Mastigoproctus colombianus Mello-Leitão, 1940 – Colombia
  • Mastigoproctus formidabilis Hirst, 1912 – Venezuela
  • Mastigoproctus giganteus (Lucas, 1835) – Mexico, United States
  • Mastigoproctus liochirus Pocock, 1900 – Guatemala
  • Mastigoproctus maximus (Tarnani, 1889) – Brazil
  • Mastigoproctus minensis Mello-Leitão, 1931 – Brazil
  • Mastigoproctus nara Valerio, 1981 – Costa Rica
  • Mastigoproctus pelegrini Armas, 2000 – Cuba
  • Mastigoproctus perditus Mello-Leitão, 1931 – Brazil
  • Mastigoproctus proscorpio (Latreille, 1806) – Dominican Republic, Haiti, Martinique
  • Mastigoproctus tantalus Roewer, 1954 – El Salvador
  • Mastigoproctus transoceanicus Lazell, 2000 – Hong Kong

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