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Whip spider

Amblypygi




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skinheaddave
skinheaddave 7 years ago

Neither. It is an arachnid, as are spiders and scorpions .. but this is a separate group. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arachnids details the various groups of arachnids, including Amblypygids. This is the unfortunate part about the "common name" emphasis on here .. you are forced to use what can be horribly confusing and misguiding names.

GabiManea
GabiManea 7 years ago

is it a spider or a scorpion? I'm asking because I found spottings simillar to this entitled "whip scorpion".

skinheaddave
Spotted by
skinheaddave

Limón, Costa Rica

Lat: 10.60, Long: -83.53

Spotted on Feb 25, 2005
Submitted on Dec 11, 2011

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