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> Arachnida > Scorpiones
> Superfamily: Scorpionoidea
The bothriurids are Gondwanaland relics and
include 10 genera in
South America, 1 in Australia and the endemic northern Namibian genus Lisposoma
that includes 2 species. Lisposoma scorpions are small (18 to 32 mm
body length) with a relatively thick tail. The chelae in males are only slightly
thicker than the tail. These scorpions can be confused with smaller buthids but
tails of the latter are considerably thicker than the chelae.
Lisposoma joseehermana burrows deep into gritty soil under rock.
elegans retreats under small
stones on hard gritty soil. The stings are small and are of no medical importance.
Text by Norman Larsen ©.