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Family

Roewer 1933


Members of the family Melanoblossidae have perhaps the most interesting  distribution in the order Solifugae.  They are known from southern Africa and southeastern Asia (Vietnam and Indonesia).  The 16 known species are distributed among six genera,, which in turn are divided among two subfamilies.  The southeast Asian genus Dinorhax (1 species) is the sole member of the subfamily Dinorhaxinae, and the southern African genera  Daesiella (1 species), Lawrencega (7 species), Melanoblossia (4 species), Microblossia (1 species), and Unquiblossia (2 species) are assigned to the Melanoblossinae.