A scorpion is an arthropod in the class of arachnida, the same class as spiders. Just like spiders, they have eight legs. So, if they creep you out in the same way as a spider, now you know why!
Scorpion taxonomy is as follows:
Domain Eukarya (Organisms with true nucleus and cell membranes)
Kingdom Animalia (Multicellular, Eukaryotes)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods: Insects, Arachnids, Crustacea [crabs/lobsters], etc.)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids: Spiders, Ticks, Scorpions, etc.)
Order Scorpiones (Scorpions)
In the Order SCORPIONES, there are 6 main Familes: Family Buthidae, Family Chactidae, Family Diplocentridae, Family Iuridae, Family Superstitioniidae, and Family Vaejovidae.
Although they seem “creepy”, they are actually very interesting and unique creatures. For example, some species fluoresce under UV light like this one:
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