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Scorpion Hadrurus arizonensis

Common Names:
Giant desert hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion, Arizona Desert hairy scorpion
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  • From the wikipedia entry.

    Scientific classification
    Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Arthropoda
    Class: Arachnida
    Order: Scorpiones
    Family: Caraboctonidae
    Genus: Hadrurus
    Species: H. arizonensis
    Binomial name
    Hadrurus arizonensis

    Ewing, 1928 [1]

    Hadrurus arizonensis, the giant desert hairy scorpion, giant hairy scorpion, or Arizona Desert hairy scorpion, is the largest scorpion in North America,[2] and one of the 8–9 species of Hadrurus in the United States, attaining a length of 14 cm (5.5 in).[3] Its large size allows it to feed easily on other scorpions and a variety of other prey, including lizards and snakes. This species is usually yellow with a dark top[3] and has lobster-like pincers. It gets its common names from the brown hairs that cover its body. These hairs help it to detect vibration in the soil.[3] A similar species is Hadrurus spadix.

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