The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

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
     Othoes floweri
     Othoes hirsti
     Othoes rimmonensis
     Othoes saharae
     Othoes vittatus

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

Othoes floweri Hirst 1911

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Othoes floweri Hirst, 1911a: 221-222, figs 2-3; Roewer, 1934: 536, fig. 318d; Panouse, 1964: 51-54, figs Ib, 2a-e.

Holotype:    Wady Halfa; a single female specimen, collected by Capt. S. S. Flower.

Original description (Hirst, 1911a: 221-222, figs 2-3):

     "Immovable finger of the chelicera with the second and fifth teeth(counting from the distal end) the largest; the posterior of the two teeth which are present between these major teeth is exceedingly minute; first tooth of the row of large size and separated from the second by a fairly large gap. Between the two large teeth of the movable finger, also, two minor teeth are present, and the posterior of them is very minute (fig. 3). Maxillipalp very long and slender, and its femur is furnished below, on the inner side, with a row of about five or six fairly strong spines and also with weaker spines; patella and tibia without either thorns or bristles, the latter narrowed distally; tarsus freely movable and more slender and not so abruptly narrowed as is the case in the species of Galeodes moreover, it is furnished with a scopula composed of forked hairs, similar to those at the end of the tarsus of the first leg. Handles of the maleoli about equal in length to or a little less than the greatest length of the blades. Metatarsus of fourth leg with the spinal armature (1 + 1) + 1 + 2 + 2, but the proximal unpaired spines (enclosed in brackets in the formula) are much weaker than the others. The spinal armature of the tarsus of the fourth leg is I 2 + 2 + 2 I 2 I 0 I .
     Colour.
Body, chelicerae, and legs pale yellow; a fine blackish line is present, however, along the anterior margin of the head-plate, and the ocular tubercle is also black, but it has an ill-defined longitudinal yellowish streak in the middle. Patella and tibia of maxillipalp black and the tarsus slightly darkened; the basal segments of this appendage are pale yellow.

     Measurements in mm.
Length of body
22.5; greatest breadth of anterior margin of head-plate 5.75; length of chelicera 9, of palp (excluding the coxa) 29.75, of patella of palp 11, of tibia of palp 6.75, of tarsus of palp 2, of fourth leg 44.5.
     Loc.
Wady Halfa; a single female specimen, collected by Capt. S. S. Flower".

 

 



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