Amblypygi


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Amblypygi

[am′blip·i‚jī]
(invertebrate zoology)
An order of chelicerate arthropods in the class Arachnida, commonly known as the tailless whip scorpions.

Amblypygi

 

an order of arachnids of the group Pedipalpi. The flattened body measures as much as 4.5 cm in length. The cephalothorax is broad, and the abdomen has 12 segments and lacks the caudal filament characteristic of other orders of the Pedipalpi. The pedipalps are prehensile, and the legs of the first pair are long and cirriform.

The group consists of approximately 60 species, which are distributed in the tropics. The animals live mainly in forests, under plant debris and rocks.

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de (2010): Nuevos aracnidos de Puerto Rico (Arachnida: Amblypygi, Araneae, Opiliones, Parasitiformes, Schizomida, Scorpiones).
And despite having fearsome looking pincers, amblypygi do not produce venom.
Diomedes Quintero Arias has published more than 75 articles on the systematics and biology of Scorpiones, Amblypygi, Acari, Araneae (Arachnida), Psychidae (Lepidoptera) and wasps (Mutillidae, Plumariidae, Pompilidae and Bradynobaenidae).
Chapter 7 provides a useful referenced checklist of all other arachnids described from Dominican amber, including 18 families of Acari, in addition to the orders Amblypygi, Opiliones, Pseudoscorpiones, Scorpiones and Solifugae.
They begin with chapter 19 on Thelyphonida (= Uropygida, vinegaroons) and 20 on Amblypygi (= Amblopygida, whip scorpions), both by C.
Arachnids of the order Amblypygi and specifically family Theridiid ae were observed on or suspended within close proximity to every type of acidic substrate throughout every part of the cave.
Several arachnid orders have pore-like chemosensory organs on the tarsus, including Amblypygi (Weygoldt 2000), Araneae (Foelix 1996), and Ricinulei (Talarico et al.
Group Paleozoic Mesozoic Cenozoic Total Pycnogonida 6 3 -- 9 "Euchelicerata" 5 -- -- 5 Xiphosura 75 20 1 96 Chasmataspidida 8 -- -- 8 Eurypterida 241 -- -- 241 Scorpiones 79 16 16 111 Opiliones 7 1 17 25 Phalangiotarbida 30 -- -- 30 Pseudoscorpiones 1 2 35 38 Solifugae 2 1 2 5 Acari: Anactinotrichida -- 1 10 11 Acari: Actinotrichida 15 15 253 283 Palpigradi -- -- 1 1 Ricinulei 15 -- -- 15 "Pantetrapulmonata" 3 -- -- 3 Trigonotarbida 71 -- -- 71 Araneae 18 31 930 979 Haptopoda 1 -- -- 1 Amblypygi 5 1 3 9 Uropygi 6 1 -- 7 Schizomida -- -- 4 4 all Chelicerata 588 92 1272 1952 Arachnida only 253 69 1271 1593 Table 2.
Damon diadema (Order Amblypygi, Family Phrynichidae) are native to Tanzania and Kenya where they are found in caves or on buttressed trees in coastal forests (Weygoldt 1999).
We attempted to address the problems outlined above by making a comprehensive and robust evaluation of the value of primary, secondary, and plantation forests for a Neotropical epigeic arachnid fauna (encompassing the orders Amblypygi, Araneae, Opiliones, Scorpiones, and Uropygi).
Catalogue of the Smaller Arachnid Orders of the World: Amblypygi, Uropygi, Schizomida, Palpigradi, Ricinulei and Solifugae.