Genus: Zeriassa

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An African genus of 17 recorded species, six of which have been recorded from southern Africa.

Species native to southern Africa

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

Zeriassa cuneicornis

Recorded from Angola, Namibia and Zimbabwe.

 

Zeriassa furcicornis

Recorded from South Africa in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, including the Kruger National Park.

 

Zeriassa lawrencei

Recorded from Windhoek, Namibia.

 

Zeriassa purcelli

Recorded from South Africa in the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, including the Kruger National Park.

 

Zeriassa transvaalensis

All records are from the Kruger National Park, in both the Mpumalanga and Limpopo provinces, South Africa.

 

Zeriassa tuxeni

Recorded from Letaba Camp in the Kruger National Park, Limpopo, 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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