Urodacidae is a family containing two genera of scorpions, both of which are endemic to Australia. It was first described by British zoologist Reginald Innes Pocock in 1893. Formerly a subfamily (Urodacinae) of the Scorpionidae, it was later raised to family rank. Its sister taxon is the monotypic family Heteroscorpionidae, the species of which are confined to Madagascar.[1]

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Urodacus elongatus
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Chelicerata
Class: Arachnida
Order: Scorpiones
Family: Urodacidae
Pocock, 1893


  • Aops Volschenk & Prendini, 2008 - (1 sp.)
  • Urodacus Peters, 1861 - (21 spp.)


  1. ^ Jan Ove Rein (2023). "Urodacidae Pocock, 1893". The Scorpion Files. Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet. Retrieved 8 February 2023.