SCORPIOPIDAE
Kraepelin, 1905

In a recent revision (Soleglad & Sissom, 2001), the family Scorpiopidae and the chactid genus Chactopsis were included into the Euscorpiidae. This was done after a very thorough phylogenetic analysis of the two families.

In November 2020, Frantisek Kovarik and co-workers presented a major revision of the family Scorpiopidae. The family status and the relation with the family Euscorpiidae has not yet been finally understood, but in this paper the authors use the family group name to be consistent with its most recent usage in the literature. I'm following this decision and have reinstated Scorpiopidae as a family in The Scorpion Files. More information can be found in the article:

Kovarik F, Lowe G, Stockmann M, Stahlavsky F. Revision of genus-group taxa in the family Scorpiopidae Kraepelin, 1905, with description of 15 new species (Arachnida: Scorpiones). Euscorpius. 2020(325):1-140.

After the revision, this family now includes 2 genera and 96 species [Updated 03.01.21]. Scorpiopidae is widespread in Asia (west, central, south and southeast).

Some members of the genus Scorpiops have been reported to occur in captivity, but many of these might be misidentified members of the scorpionid genus Heterometrus.

Soleglad, M. E. & Sissom, W. D. 2001: Phylogeny of the family Euscorpiidae Laurie, 1896: a major revision. 25-111. In V. Fet & P. A. Selden (eds.). Scorpions 2001. In memoriam Gary A. Polis. British Arachnological Society. Burnham Beeches, Bucks. xi + 404 pp.

Scorpiops longimanus photo (right) by Dr. Wilson Lourenço (C) and The Journal of Venomous Animals and Toxins/ CEVAP (C)

SPECIES FILES:
This list of genera and species is based on Fet et al.(2000) and Soleglad & Sissom, 2001. 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)

Parascorpiops Banks, 1928* (1)
P. montanus Banks, 1928
Scorpiops Peters, 1861* (95)
S. affinis Kraepelin, 1898
S. afghanus Lourenço & Qi, 2006*
S. alexandreanneorum (Lourenço, 2013)*
S. anthracinus (Simon, 1887)*
S. artemisae (Kovarik, Kosulic, Stahlavsky, Dongkhamfu & Wongprom 2015)*
S. asthenurus (Pocock, 1900)*
S. bastawadei Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. beccaloniae (Kovarik, 2005)*
S. bhutanensis (Tikader & Bastawade, 1983)*
S. binghamii (Pocock, 1893)*
S. birulai Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. braunwalderi Kovarik, 2000*
S. calmonti (Lourenço, 2013)*
S. cavernicola (Lourenço & Pham, 2013)*
S. chiangmai (Lourenço, 2019)*
S. ciki Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. citadelle (Kovarik, 2013)*
S. dakrong (Lourenço & Pham, 2014)*
S. dastychi Kovarik, 2000*
S. deccanensis (Tikader & Bastawade, 1978)*
S. demisi Kovarik, 2005*
S. dii Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. dunlopi Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. farkaci Kovarik, 1993
S. feti Kovarik, 2000*
S. furai Kovarik, 2020*
S. grandjeani (Vachon, 1974)*
S. grosseri Kovarik, 2020*
S. hardwickii (Gervais, 1843)
S. harmsi Kovarik, 2020*
S. hofereki Kovarik, 2020*
S. ingens Yin, Zhang, Pan, Li & Di, 2015 *
S. irenae Kovarik, 1994
S. jendeki Kovarik, 1994*
S. kaftani (Kovarik, 1993)*
S. kamengensis (Bastawade, 2006)*
S. kautti Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. kejvali Kovarik, 2020*
S. krabiensis Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. kubani (Kovarik, 2004)*
S. langxian Qi, Zhu & Lourenço, 2005*
S. leptochirus Pocock, 1893
S. lhasa Di & Zhu, 2009*
S. lii (Di & Qiao, 2020)*
S. lindbergi (Vachon, 1980)*
S. longimanus (Pocock, 1893)*
S. luridus Qi, Zhu & Lourenço, 2005*
S. maharashtraensis (Mirza, Sanap & Upadhye, 2014)*
S. margerisonae Kovarik, 2000*
S. montanus (Karsch, 1879)*
S. neradi (Kovarik, Pliskova & Stahlavsky, 2013)*
S. novaki (Kovarik, 2005)*
S. orioni (Kovarik, Kosulic, Stahlavsky, Dongkhamfu & Wongprom 2015)*
S. problematicus (Kovarik, 2000)*
S. oligotrichus Fage, 1933
S. pachmarhicus Bastawade, 1992
S. pakistanus Kovarik & Ahmed, 2009*
S. pakseensis Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. petersii Pocock, 1893
S. phaltanensis (Sulakhe, Sayyed, Deshpande, Dandekar, Padhye & Bastawade, 2020)*
S. phatoensis Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. prasiti Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. profusus (Lourenço, 2017)*
S. pseudomontanus Kovarik & Ahmed, 2009*
S. puerensis (Di, Wu, Cao, Xiao & Li, 2010)*
S. rohtangensis Mani, 1959
S. satarensis (Pocock, 1900)*
S. scheibeae Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. schumacheri Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. sejnai (Kovarik, 2000)*
S. sherwoodae Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. shidian Qi, Zhu & Lourenço, 2005*
S. solegladi Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. solidus Karsch, 1879*
S. songi Di & Qiao, 2020*
S. spitiensis Zambre, Sanap & Mirza, 2014*
S. taxkorgan Lourenço, 2018
S. telbaila Sulakhe, Deshpande, Dandekar, Ketkar, Padhye & Bastawade, 2020*
S. tenuicauda (Pocock, 1894)*
S. thailandus Kovarik, Lowe, Stockmann & Stahlawsky, 2020*
S. thaomischorum (Kovarik, 2012)*
S. tibetanus Hirst, 1911
S. troglodytes (Lourenço & Pham, 2015)*
S. tryznai Kovarik, 2020*
S. vachoni (Qi, Zhu & Lourenço, 2005)*
S. viktoriae (Lourenço & Košulic, 2018)*
S. vonwicki Birula, 1913*
S. wongpromi (Kovarik, Soleglad & Kosulic, 2013)*
S. wrzecionkoi Kovarik, 2020*
S. xui (Sun & Zhu, 2010)*
S. yagmuri Kovarik, 2020*
S. yangi (Zhu, Zhang & Lourenço, 2007)*
S. zhangshuyuani (Ythier, 2019)*
S. zubairahmedi Kovarik, 2009*
S. zubairi Kovarik, 2020*

Jan Ove Rein (C) 2021