Amblypygi is an order of invertebrate animals belonging to the class Arachnida, in the subphylum Chelicerata of the phylum Arthropoda. They form a separate order of arachnids alongside the spiders, scorpions and others. Native to New Zealand and Australia. Amblypygids are also known as whip spiders and tailless whip scorpions. The name “amblypygid” means “blunt rump”, a reference to a lack of the telson (“tail”) carried by related species. Despite an offputting appearance, they are harmless to humans.