Stahnke, 1974

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.

Hadrurus arizonensis (right) photo by Michael Andersen (C)

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):

Hadrurus Thorell, 1876 (7)
H. anzaborrego Soleglad, Fet & Lowe, 2011*
H. arizonensis Ewing, 1928
H. arizonensis arizonensis Ewing, 1928
H. arizonensis austrinus Williams, 1970
H. concolorous Stahnke, 1969
H. hirsutus (Wood, 1863)
H. obscurus Williams, 1970
H. pinteri Stahnke, 1969
H. spadix Stahnke, 1940
Hoffmannihadrurus Fet & Soleglad, 2004* (2)
H. aztecus (Pocock, 1902)
H. gertschi (Soleglad, 1976)

Jan Ove Rein (C) 2023