Genus: Solpuguna

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

Five species, all endemic to southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Solpuguna alcicornis

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


Solpuguna browni

Recorded from Otjiwarongo, Namibia.


Solpuguna cervina

Recorded from South Africa (Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape) and Namibia.


Solpuguna collinita

Recorded from South Africa in the Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Northern Cape.


Solpuguna orangica

Recorded from South Africa (Northern Cape).



  • 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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