Genus: Lawrencega

Life > Eukaryotes > Opisthokonta > Metazoa (animals) > Bilateria > Ecdysozoa > Panarthropoda > Tritocerebra > Arthropoda > Arachnomorpha > Cheliceriformes > Chelicerata > Euchelicerata > Arachnida > Solifugae > Family: Melanoblossidae

Seven species, endemic to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

Information from Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. (2006) and Harvey (2003).

Lawrencega hamiltoni

Recorded from Palm Canyon, near the Unjab River mouth, Namibia.

 

Lawrencega hewitti

Recorded from Henkries in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Lawrencega longitarsis

Recorded near Gobabeb in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

 

Lawrencega minuta

Recorded from Gobabeb in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

 

Lawrencega procera

Recorded from the Ganab flat in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

 

Lawrencega solaris

Recorded from Gobabeb in the Namib Desert, Namibia.

 

Lawrencega tripilosa

Recorded from Annisfontein in the Northern Cape, South Africa.

 

Publications

  • Dippenaar-Schoeman A, Gonzalez Reyers AX, Harvey MS. 2006. A check-list of the Solifugae (sun spiders) of South Africa (Arachnida: Solifugae). African Plant Protection 12:70-92.
  • Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world. CSIRO Publishing, Australia.

Text by Norman Larsen


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