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
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
 


 

 



Family Mummuciidae
Family RhagodidaeFamily Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae
 

Genus Daesiella Hewitt 1934

 

 

Genus Daesiella Hewitt 1934

Daesiella Hewitt, 1934: 406; Roewer 1941: 129; Wharton, 1981: 54..

Diagnosis:

Type species: Daesiella pluridens Hewitt 1934

Included species: Daesiella pluridens Hewitt 1934

Distribution:

Original description:
Hewitt, 1934: 406.

Subsequent treatments:
Roewer 1941: 129;

2., 3. und 4. Tarsus deutlich 1-gliedrig, doch zeigt der 3. Tarsus ein unvollkommen getrenntes, kurzes Endglied und der 4.  Tarsus eine unvollkommene Teilung in 3 (möglicherweise in 4) Glieder (sollte sich nicht der 2. und 3. Tarsus jeweils l-gliedrig und der 4. Tarsus 2-gliedrig erweisen ?). Die ventrale Bedornung des 4. Tarsus ist 2.2.2.2.2 (von denen bei der vermuteten Zweigliedrigkeit des 4. Tarsus 3 Dornenpaare auf das proximale, länger und 2 Dornenpaare auf das distale viel kürzere Glied kommen würden - vergl. Unguiblossia). Für den 3. Tarsus wird die ventrale Bedornung als mit der des 4. Tarsus gleich angegeben. - Das Gebiß ist am unheweglichen Chelicerenfinger vielzähnig; der Flagellum-Komplex ist dem der übrigen Melanoblossiinae gleich gebaut. Nur 1 Art

Wharton, 1981: 54.

Leg IV tarsi with 1 or 2 segments, the division not clearly defined.  Leg IV tarsi ventrally with 2 rows of 5 spine-like setae.   Leg IV tarsal claws unmodified.  Flagellum unknown.  Dorsal cheliceral finger with series of 18 moderately-sized teeth.  Ventral cheliceral finger with 3 teeth. Ctenidia unknown.

Notes:
Wharton 1981: 54.

This genus is known from only one species based on a single immature specimen.  It cannot thercfore be adequately characterised. In the dentition of the dorsal cheliceral fmger, the shape of the proximal tooth on the ventral cheliceral finger, the imperfectly bisegmented leg IV tarsi, and the scattered, long spinelike setae on the dorsal cheliceral finger, Daesiella pluridens greatly resembles immatures and females of several Lawrencega species. However, all of the Lawrencega species thus far described are either toothless or have more than three teeth on the ventral cheliceral finger.  While D. pluridens is almost certainly congeneric with Lawrencega species, the matter cannot be resolved without the collection of additional immatures and associated males.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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