The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
Family Galeodidae
Genus Galeodes
Genus Galeodopsis
Genus Galeodumus
Genus Gluviema
Genus Othoes
Genus Paragaleodes
Genus Paragaleodiscus
Genus Roeweriscus
Genus Zombis

Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family Rhagodidae
Family Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

Family

Sundevall 1833

 

 

 

 

Galeodidae Sundevall, 1833: 33 (as Galeodides); Stolickza, 1869: 208; Kraepelin, 1899a: 199-200; Pocock, 1900a 135; Kraepelin, 1901: 10Adobe PDF icon; Berland, 1932: 41; Kastner, 1933-1935: 296; Roewer, 1934: 503-511; Birula, 1938: 12,109;; Petrunkevitch, 1955a: 155; Roewer, 1960: 12; Panouse, 1964: 49; Kaestner, 1968: 226; Muma, 1976: 10; Muma, 1982: 104; EI-Hennawy, 1990: 21-22.


 

Members of the family Galeodidae are readily distinguished from other members of the order Solifugae by the presence of fine microsetae on the tarsal claws of legs II through IV.  This vestiture of microsetae does not occur on any other group of  solifuges.  Most of the species are relatively long-legged, and included among them are the largest members of the order.

 

 

Members of the family Galeodidae are known from northern Africa through Asia.  The 200 known species are distributed among nine genera: Galeodes (172 species), Galeodopsis (5 species), Galeodumus (1 species), Gluviema (1 species), Othoes (5 species), Paragaleodes (12 species), Paragaleodiscus (1 species), Roeweriscus (1 species) and Zombis (1 species).  No subfamilies are recognized.

 
 



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