|A brand new family, recently described from Central Asia
(Tajikistan, Uzbekistan). A monotypic family with only one
genus and one species thus far discovered. This species is
found in semi-savanna habitats. Although unclear, it is
possible that this family is related to Buthidae and/or
This scorpion has not been reported in captivity.
No data have been found about the venom of these
Photo of Pseudochactas ovchinnikovi
by A. Gromov through Dietmar Huber (C).
This list of genera and species is
based on Fet et al.(2000). Subspecies is not included in the list.
I try to update the list as additions and changes are published. * denotes changes after Fet et al. (2000). I will be grateful
for information about new development in the taxonomy of this family.
For information about synonyms and bibliographies, see Fet et al. (2000)