Bastawade et al., 2005

This family includes one genus and one species [Updated 20.10.20].

The scorpions in this family were originally placed in Scorpionidae, but the single genus and species were transferred to its own family by Prendini and Loria in 2020. The member of this family is only found in the state of Kerala, India.

Rugodentus is found in wet, lowland rainforests. This is a fossorial scorpion, that seems to hide in burrows when it is not active on the surface.

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)
See also Soleglad & Fet (2003) for more information. Fulltext freely available HERE (issue 11).

Rugodentus Bastawade et al., 2005 (1)
R. keralaensis Bastawade et al., 2005

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