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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Relating the unique sensory system of amblypygids to the ecology and behavior of Phrynusparvulus from Costa Rica (Arachnida, Amblypygi), Canadian Journal of Zoology 80:286-295.
Whip spiders (Arachnida: Amblypygi) are a group of nocturnal arachnids that exhibit robust navigational abilities hypothesized to be under multi-sensory control.
A new synanthropic species of Charinus Simon, 1892 from Brazilian Amazonia and notes on the genus (Arachnida: Amblypygi: Charinidae).
The sensory and behavioural biology of whip spiders (Arachnida, Amblypygi).
Approximately 29 Orders of subterranean fauna were sampled in the Angelica cave, DSQm was the most efficient method for abundance in six of them (Amblypygi, Collembola, Orthoptera, Opiliones, Scolopendromorpha and Scutigeromorpha).
Tailless whip scorpions, also known as amblypygi, are cousins to spiders, belonging to the same class, Arachnida.
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).
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.