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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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Anatomy and physiology of giant neurons in the antenniform leg of the amblypygid Phrynus marginemaculatus.
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diadema to be able to determine whether another amblypygid was kin or non-kin.
The amblypygid genus Phrynus in the Americas (Amblypygi, Phrynidae).
We have found remarkable replication in structure and function of giant neurons in the antenniform leg of the amblypygid Phrynus marginemaculatus C.
Koch 1840 (Phrynidae Blanchard) and Damon diadema (Simon 1876) (Family Phrynichidae), that differs from the solitary behavior previously described for amblypygid adults.
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Relating the unique sensory system of amblypygids to the ecology and behavior of Phrynus parvulus from Costa Rica (Arachnida, Amblypygi).
It is not impossible that this uropygid gland opening is homologous to the "pit organ" or the "plate organ," two sculptured pore-like structures commonly found in sensory first tarsi of amblypygids, also with unknown function (Weygoldt 2000).
Amblypygids, uropygids, and schizomids apparently lack EPS.