Palpigradi collection

Palpigrades are small creatures that have often been considered the most primitive of arachnids. There are approximately 82 described species.

The Museum’s Palpigradi collection contains 3 species. There are a few specimens in alcohol, plus a few on microscope slides.

Eukoenia austriaca, a micro whip-scorpion

Known to be the most primitive of the arachnids, the Palpigradi was the last order of the arachnids to be discovered.