Toreus capensis (Purcell, 1899)


Original combination: Ceroma capense


Genus type of Toreus Purcell, 1903

Taxonomic references

Ceroma capense

Purcell, 1899: 399–400, figs 15, 15a–b original description
Kraepelin, 1901a: 134

Toreus capensis (Purcell):

Purcell, 1903a: 9, fig. 7
Hewitt, 1919b: 63
Roewer, 1933: 329, figs 240a–b
Lawrence, 1955: 171
Lawrence, 1962c: 203
Harvey, 2003c: 213
Dippenaar-Schoeman, González Reyes and Harvey, 2006: 72

Distribution table
South Africa
Type locality: "Bergvliet" farm, Constantia area, Cape Peninsula, Western Cape, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Bergvliet (a suburb of Constantia) -34.05 18.45
Type repository
  • Holotype male (not female as originally stated)
Zoobank LSID


Dippenaar-Schoeman, A., González Reyes, A.P. & Harvey, M.S. (2006). A check-list of the Solifugae (sun-spiders) of South Africa (Arachnida: Solifugae). African Plant Protection 12: 70–92. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2003c). Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world: Amblypygi, Uropygi, Schizomida, Palpigradi, Ricinulei and Solifugae. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. -- Show included taxa

Hewitt, J. (1919b). A short survey of the Solifugae of South Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 7: 1–76. -- Show included taxa

Kraepelin, K. (1901a). Palpigradi und Solifugae. Tierreich 12: i–xi, 1–159. -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R.F. (1955). Solifugae, scorpions and Pedipalpi, with checklists and keys to South African families, genera and species. In: South African animal life. Results of the Lund Expedition in 1950-1951 Almquist and Wiksell, Stockholm 1: 152–262. -- Show included taxa

Lawrence, R.F. (1962c). A new South African solifuge (Arachnida), with notes on some known species. Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa 36: 197–203. doi: -- Show included taxa

Purcell, W.F. (1899). New and little known South African Solifugae in the collection of the South African Museum. Annals of the South African Museum 1: 381–432. -- Show included taxa

Purcell, W.F. (1903a). Descriptions of new genera and species of South African Solpugidae. Annals of the South African Museum 3: 1–12. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1933). Solifugae, Palpigradi. In: Bronn's Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs. 5: Arthropoda. IV: Arachnoidea Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H., Leipzig 5(IV)(4)(2–3): 161–480. -- Show included taxa


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