Damon diadema is a species of amblypygid, sometimes known as the tailless whip scorpion or Giant Amblypygid.[1] It is found in Central Africa, Kenya, and Tanzania where it lives in caves, crevices and under fallen logs.[1] The animal is 4–28 mm (0.16–1.10 in) long with a flat body.[1] It is known as a tailless whipscorpion because of the long whip-legs that are the majority of its body width. Its legspan is about 20 cm (7.9 in).

Damon diadema
Scientific classification Edit this classification
Domain: Eukaryota
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Amblypygi
Family: Phrynichidae
Genus: Damon
D. diadema
Binomial name
Damon diadema
(Simon, 1876)
  • Damon diadema diadema (Simon, 1876)
  • Damon diadema robustus Weygoldt, 1999
Molting process of a Damon diadema
Damon diadema mother carrying young

References edit

  1. ^ a b c "Damon diadema". Live Collection. Montréal Insectarium. Retrieved March 27, 2011.