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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
Family Galeodidae
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family Rhagodidae

Genus Rhagodalma
Genus Rhagodax
Genus Rhagodeca
Genus Rhagodelbus
Genus Rhagoderma

Genus Rhagoderus
Genus Rhagodes
Genus Rhagodessa
Genus Rhagodeya
Genus Rhagodia

Genus Rhagodima
Genus Rhagodinus
Genus Rhagodippa
Genus
Rhagodira
Genus Rhagodista
Genus Rhagoditta
Genus Rhagodixa
Genus Rhagodoca
Rhagodoca baringona
Rhagodoca bettoni
Rhagodoca immaculata
Rhagodoca longispina
Rhagodoca lowei
Rhagodoca macrocephala
Rhagodoca magna

Rhagodoca ornata
Rhagodoca paecila
Rhagodoca phillipsii
Rhagodoca picta
Rhagodoca pusilla
Rhagodoca smithii
Rhagodoca somalica
Rhagodoca termes
Rhagodoca ugandana
Rhagodoca zavattarii

Genus
Rhagodolus
Genus Rhagodomma
Genus Rhagodopa
Genus Rhagodorimus
Genus Rhagodorta
Genus Rhagodospus
Genus Rhagoduja
Genus
Rhagodula
Genus Rhagoduna
 Family Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

Genus Rhagodoca Roewer 1933

 


Rhagodoca Roewer 1933: 271Adobe PDF icon.

Type species: Rhax termes Karsch, 1885, by original designation.

Distribution: north Africa, Asia.


Original description (Roewer 1933: 271):

"Mit den Merkmalen der Familie und 2. und 3. Tarsus ventral nicht bedornt, sowie 4. Tarsus ventral mit 1.1.1 Dornen bewehrt."

Translation: 
With the characteristic features of the family and 2nd and 3rd tarsi unadorned ventrally, also 4th tarsus armed  with 1.1.1 ventral  spines.

The genus includes 17 species, one of which is divided into two subspecies:

 
   

Rhagodoca baringona Roewer

Rhagodoca baringona Roewer 1933: 274.
Type locality: NW. of Lake Baringo (as Lake Baringona), Kudong Valley, Rift Valley, Kenya.
Distribution: Kenya.

Rhagodoca bettoni Roewer

Rhagodoca bettoni Roewer 1933: 274.
Type locality: Samburu, Jaru Desert, Rift Valley, Kenya; and Tsavo River, Coast, Kenya.
Distribution: Kenya.

Rhagodoca immaculata Roewer

Rhagodoca immaculata Roewer 1933: 274.
Type locality: Kenya.
Distribution: Kenya.

Rhagodoca longispina Roewer

Rhagodoca longispina Roewer 1933: 275; Zilch, 1946: 122.
Type locality: "Nord-Belutschistan".
Distribution: Iran or Pakistan.
Note: The region "Belutschistan" is currently divided between SE. Iran and SW. Pakistan.

Rhagodoca lowei Roewer

Rhagodoca lowei Roewer 1933: 274.
Type locality: Cosibiri River, Uganda.
Distribution: Uganda.

Rhagodoca macrocephala Roewer

Rhagodoca macrocephala Roewer 1933: 275; Moriggi, 1941: 278; Zilch, 1946: 122.
Type locality: Somalia.
Distribution: Somalia.

Rhagodoca magna Roewer

Rhagodoca magna Roewer 1941: 104; Zilch, 1946: 122.
Type locality: "Belutschistan".
Distribution: Iran or Pakistan.
Note: The region "Belutschistan" is currently divided between SE. Iran and SW. Pakistan.

Rhagodoca ornata (Pocock)

Rhax ornata Pocock, 1895a: 93, figs 2, 2a.
Rhagodes ornatus
(Pocock): Pocock, 1898b: 520; Kraepelin 1899b: 377; Kraepelin 1901: 40; Lampe, 1918: 207; Birula, 1926: 179.
Rhagodes ornatus
(Pocock) var.: Kraepelin, 1903: 573.
Rhagodoca ornata
(Pocock): Roewer 1933: 274; Fage, in Fage and Simon, 1936: 305; Moriggi, 1941: 276; Roewer 1941: l04.
Type locality: Mombasa, Coast, Kenya
Distribution: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya.

Rhagodoca ornata ornata (Pocock)

Distribution: Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya.

Rhagodoca ornata tenebrosa Lawrence

Rhagodoca ornata tenebrosa Lawrence, 1953: 956.
Type locality: northern Turkana, Rift Valley, Kenya.
Distribution: Kenya.

Rhagodoca paecila Caporiacco

Rhagodoca paecila Caporiacco, 1941: 36-37; Moriggi, 1941: 276; Vanni, Bartolozzi and Whitman-Mascherini, 1988: 375.
Type locality: Caschei, Southern, Ethiopia.
Distribution: Ethiopia.

Rhagodoca phillipsii (Pocock)

Rhax ornata phillipsii Pocock, 1896a: 185.
Rhagodes ornatus phillipsi
(Pocock): Kraepelin 1901: 40; Lonnberg, 1912: 3; Werner, 1916: 97; Lampe, 1918: 207; Birula, 1926: 179,187-190.
Rhagodoca phillipsii
(Pocock): Roewer 1933: 274; Moriggi, 1941: 276; Roewer 1941: 104; Zilch, 1946: 122; Lawrence, 1953: 956-957 (as Rhagodoca phillipsi).
Type locality: Golis Range (as Goolis Mountains), Woqooyi Galbeed, Somalia.
Distribution: Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia.

Rhagodoca picta Roewer

Rhagodoca picta Roewer 1933: 274; Moriggi, 1941 276; Zilch, 1946: 122.
Type locality: Somalia.
Distribution: Somalia.

Rhagodoca pusilla Caporiacco

Rhagodes termes (Karsch): Caporiacco, 1927: 61 (misidentification).
Rhagodoca pusilla
Caporiacco, 1944: 92; Vanni, Bartolozzi and Whitman-Mascherini, 1988: 376.
Type locality: Obbia, Mudug, Somalia.
Distribution: Somalia.

Rhagodoca smithii (Pocock)

Rhax smithii Pocock, 1897a: 396-397.
Rhagodes ornatus smithi
(Pocock): Kraepelin 1901: 40; Birula, 1926: 179.
Rhagodes smithi
(Pocock): Roewer 1933: 274.
Rhagodoca smithi
(Pocock): Caporiacco, 1939b: 309; Moriggi, 1941: 276; Roewer 1941: 103-lO4
Type locality: Aseba, Borani, Kenya.
Distribution: Kenya.

Rhagodoca somalica Roewer

Rhagodoca somalica Roewer 1933: 274; Caporiacco, 1937a: 142; Moriggi, 1941: 276; Roewer 1941: lO4.
Type locality: Segirso, on Genale Wenz (as Ganale River), Somali, Ethiopia.
Distribution: Ethiopia.

Rhagodoca termes (Karsch)

Rhax termes Karsch, 1885: 136, fig. 6 (in part; see Rhagodes karschi Kraepelin); Bernard, 1896: plate XXVII figs 6-7; Pavesi, 1897b: 160;
Weidner, 1959:
Ill.
Rhagodes termes
(Karsch): Kraepelin 1901: 35; Kraepelin, 1913: 189; Birula, 1926: 179.
Rhagodoca termes
(Karsch): Roewer 1933: 274; Moriggi, 1941: 276. Not Rhagodes termes (Karsch): Caporiacco, 1927: 61 (misidentification, see Rhagodoca pusilla Caporiacco).
Type locality: Ebene, Longidoberge, Kenya.
Distribution: Kenya, Somalia.

Rhagodoca ugandana Roewer

Rhagodoca ugandana Roewer 1933: 274.
Type locality: Uganda.
Distribution: Uganda.

Rhagodoca zavattarii Caporiacco

Rhagodoca zavattarii Caporiacco, 1941: 37-38; Moriggi, 1941: 278.
Type localities: El Meti, Southern, Ethiopia; Gondaraba, Southern, Ethiopia; Murle (as Murle), Southern, Ethiopia.
Distribution: Ethiopia.

 
   

 

 



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