Genus: Solpugiba

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

Four species, with three recorded from southern Africa and the forth from Kenya.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Solpugiba arenicola

All records are from the Kruger National Park, in both southern (Mpumalanga Province) and northern (Limpopo Province) parts.

 

Solpugiba lineata

Distribution includes South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape) and Namibia.

 

Solpugiba pictichelis

Recorded from the western Kalahari, Botswana.

 

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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