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 vittatus Hirst 1912

















Othoes vittatus Hirst, 1912: 231-232; Roewer, 1934: 536; Levy and Shulov, 1964: 110, fig. 12; Panous~ 1964: 54-57, figs 1-3a.

Holotype:    .

Original description (Hirst 1912: 231-232):

     "Colour. Head-plate brown, with a yellowish central streak; ocular tubercle black, but it has a pale narrow line in the middle. Dorsal surface of thoracic segments and the tergites of the abdomen deep brown; the sides and ventral surface of the abdomen yellow. Chelicera marked above with three rather narrow brown stripes. Palp very similar in coloration to that of O. floweri, the tibia and metatarsus being black and the tarsus also rather strongly infuscated. Legs yellowish.
     The difference in structure between this new species and O. floweri is not very great. The following is a comparison between them:-
      Armature of chelicera almost exactly as in O. floweri, the
only difference being that a minute tooth is present between the two distal teeth in the new species.
resembling that of O. floweri very closely both in structure and proportions.
     Legs. Tarsi of legs of second pair armed with the same number of spines as in O. floweri, and the tarsal armature of the legs of the fourth pair is also exactly similar in these two species. Tarsus of third leg with
I1 + 2 + 2 + 2 I 2I spines. [Only one of these of the third pair of my specimen remains, the other having been broken off, so that this formula needs confirmation.] Metatarsus of fourth leg lacking the most proximal of the three unpaired spines which are present in O. floweri.
     Measurements in mm.
Length of trunk 24; width of head-plate 6; length of tibia of palp 11, of metatarsus of palp 7.25, of fourth leg 44.25.
A single example, of the female sex, without any locality.
Very closely allied to O. floweri, Hirst, from which it differs chiefly in having the abdomen furnished dorsally with a dark median band.




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