Full name: Jones’s Creeper (Chelotonus jonesii)
Classification: MILDLY VENOMOUS
A medium sized scorpion up to 9 cm with the tail extended. This species is black, often appearing brown due to dirt. It can have yellow legs. It is a burrowing species with large pincers and a small tail.
It can be found under rocks, but also digs burrows in open grasslands. It is known from the eastern side of South Africa through KwaZulu-Natal, Mpumalanga and Limpopo, also entering Swaziland.
It may be confused with some of the other Creeper Scorpions.
The sting of this species may cause pain but is not medically important.