Order of false scorpions with about 2000 species. They are very small, live in such places as under stones, in soil or under bark. Although anatomically distinct, superficially they resemble scorpions, having formidable pedipalps with which they attack their prey. They then immobilise it, before ripping it up with their dagger-like chelicerae and sucking out the fluids. They do not have a sting.
Article from Wikipedia on false or book scorpions, their classification, physical characteristics and biology.
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Pseudoscorpionidae: False Scorpions
An introduction with illustrations of Synsphyronus niger and Synsphyronus absitus.
Photographs of some species studied by Hans Henderickx.
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Pseudoscorpions: Chelifer cancroides
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