Genus: Solpugista

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

All four species are known only from Namibia.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Solpugista bicolor

Recorded 25 miles east of Swakopmund, Namibia.

 

Solpugista hastata

Recorded from the Karas region, Namibia.

 

Solpugista methueni

Recorded from Kuibis, Namibia.

 

Solpugista namibica

Recorded from Damaraland, Namibia.

 

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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