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PALAMNAEUS ( HETEROMETRUS ) FULVIPES
Giant forest scorpions

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KINGDOM : Animalia

PHYLUM : Arthropoda

SUBPHYLUM : Chelicerata

CLASS : Arachnida

ORDER : Scorpiones

FAMILY : Scorpionidae

SUBFAMILY : Scorpioninae

GENUS : Heterometrus

SPECIES : H. Fulvipes

SYSTEMATICS OF THE THELYPHONIDA

HETEROMETRUS PALAMNAEUS FULVIPES
Giant forest scorpions

Heterometrus, whose members are also known by the collective vernacular name giant forest scorpions, is a genus of scorpions belonging to the family Scorpionidae. It is distributed widely across tropical and subtropical southeastern Asia, including Cambodia, Laos, Thailand, Vietnam, India, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tibet and China . It is notable for containing some of the largest living species of scorpions.

Scorpions are venomous, nocturnal, invertebrate (Arthropoda) arachnids and a living fossil. The scorpion genus Heterometrus belongs to the family Scorpionidae. There are 33 species of Heterometrus scorpion found throughout the world.

Scorpionidae as the oldest recognized scorpion family, this group once included all known scorpions. Over the years, its scope has been reduced. Currently, the family is compact and homogeneous, with nine genera and 157 species, and includes some of the world's largest and most formidable-looking scorpions. All are heavy-bodied with large, powerful pedipalps. Some members of the Asian genus Heterometrus reach lengths of 16 cm or more.


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