|This family was recently elevated from subfamily status in Caraboctonidae to family status by Carlos E. Santibß˝ez-Lˇpez and co-workers (2020).
Members of this family are found in North America (USA and Mexico) and consist mainly of large scorpions. Haduridae has currently has two genera and and 9
species [Updated 03.05.20].
Some species in this family (e.g. the long-lived and easy kept Hadrurus arizonensis) are kept in captivity.
The scorpions in this family are not considered medical significant, but sting might be painful.
Genus Hoffmannihadrurus Fet & Soleglad, 2004 has been synonymized with Hadrurus by Fracke & Prendini, 2008, but has been reinstated again by Fet & Soleglad, 2008.
arizonensis (right) photo by Michael Andersen
This list of genera and species is
based on Fet et al.(2000). September 2019: Subspecies are 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)
See also Soleglad & Fet (2003) for more information. Fulltext freely available HERE (issue 11):