The Arachnid Order Solifugae



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 saharae Panouse 1960

















Othoes saharae Panouse, 1960a: 15-16, figs 1-3; Panouse, 1960b: 176-183, figs 1-9; Panouse, 1961a: 258-262; Panouse, 1961b: 121-129; Panouse, 1964: 65-73, figs Id, 12, 13a-b, 14, 15ad, 16, 17a-b, 18a-b; Cloudsley-Thompson, 1968: 119; Kaestner, 1968: 221; Legendre, 1968: 40; Deyle, 1969: 51-54, fig. 1; Cloudsley-Thompson, 1977: 67; Punzo, 1998g: figs 2-9, 2-10, 2-13,2-15,4-2,6-9.

Types:    Male (I.S.C. n° 59 292) and female (I.S.C. n° 59 289), Beni Abbès (Algérie), Cl. JUNQUA coll..

Original description (Panouse 1960a: 15-16, figs 1-3):

Diagnose : Distinct d'Othoes hirsti Lawrence 1954 (mâle) par la présence de 3 dents antérieures (au lieu de 2) au doigt fixe des chélicères et de nombreux bacilli au métatarse des pédipalpes; de O. floweri Hirst 1911 (femelle) par la présence de 3 dents antérieures au lieu de 2 au doigt fixe; de O. vittatus Hirst 1912(femelle) par l'existence de 3 dents jugales (Wangenzähne) externes au lieu de 4 et de 2 dents jugales internes au lieu de 3.

Matériel examiné: 6 mâles, 7 femelles, 19 jeunes.

Translation: Diagnosis: Distinct from Othoes hirsti Lawrence 1954 (male) by the presence of 3 anterior teeth (instead of 2) on the fixed finger of the chelicera and numerous bacilli on the metatarsi of the pedipalps; from O. floweri Hirst 1911 (female) by the presence of 3 anterior teeth instead of 2 on the fixed finger; from O. vittatus Hirst 1912 (female) by the existence of 3 external cheek teeth ( Wangenzähne) instead of 4 and of 2 internal cheek teeth instead of 3.

Material examined: 6 males, 7 females, 19 juveniles.

Subsequent accounts:

Distribution: Bordure nord-ouest du Sahara, zone d'ergs (dunes de sable). ALGÉRIE: El Oued, Beni Abbès. RÉPUBLIQUE ISLAMIQUE DE MAURITANIE : Oued Timinite."



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