Galeodes indicus Pocock, 1900


Original combination: Galeodes indicus


Taxonomic references

Galeodes fatalis (Lichtenstein):

Pocock, 1895b: 441, plate A fig. 2, plate B fig. 1a (misidentification, in part)

Galeodes indicus

Pocock, 1900b: 142–143, figs 49a–c original description
Simon, 1905b: 162
Hirst, 1908: 243
Fischer, 1910a: 886–887
Gravely, 1915c: 532
Roewer, 1934: 527–528
Whittick, 1939: 446–447
Zilch, 1946: 145
Tikader, 1973: 264
Harvey, 2003c: 264
Bastawade, 2004b: 310–311
Bastawade, 2005: 418–419
Bastawade, 2006: 307–308
Bano and Roy, 2016: 8623–8625, figs. 1–3

Galeodes orientalis Stoliczka:

Simon, 1905b: 162 (misidentification)

Galeodes indicus obscurior Pocock, 1900 -- synonymised by Whittick, 1939: 447
Galeodes indicus obscurior
Pocock, 1900b: 143 original description
Tikader, 1973: 264 (synonymised by Whittick, 1939: 447)
Distribution table
Type locality: Bilaspur, Chhattisgarh, India.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Bilaspur 22.083333 82.15
Type repository
  • of <i>Galeodes indicus obscurior</i>: Syntypes: 3 female (BMNH)
Zoobank LSID


Bastawade, D.B. (2004b). Scorpionida, Araneae and Solifugi. In: Fauna of Pench National Park Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata: 285–312. -- Show included taxa

Bastawade, D.B. (2005). Arachnida: Scorpionida and Solifugae. In: Fauna of Melghat Tiger Reserve Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata: 411–419. -- Show included taxa

Bastawade, D.B. (2006). Scorpionida, Araneae and Solifugi. In: Director, Zoological Survey of India (ed.) Fauna of Tadoba-Andhari Tiger Reserve (Maharashtra) Zoological Survey of India, Kolkata: 283–309. -- Show included taxa

Fischer, C.E.C. (1910a). Observations on the spider Galeodes indicus. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 20: 886–888. -- Show included taxa

Gravely, F.H. (1915c). Notes on the habits of Indian insects, myriapods and arachnids. Records of the Indian Museum 11: 483–539. -- 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

Hirst, A.S. (1908). On some Oriental Solifugae, with descriptions of new forms. Records of the Indian Museum 2: 241–247. -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R.I. (1895b). On the species of Galeodidae inhabiting India and Ceylon. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 9: 438–452. -- Show included taxa

Pocock, R.I. (1900b). The fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Arachnida. Taylor and Francis, London. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1934). Solifugae, Palpigradi. In: Bronn's Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs. 5: Arthropoda. IV: Arachnoidea Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H., Leipzig 5(IV)(4)(4–5): 481–723. -- Show included taxa

Simon, E. (1905b). Voyage de M. Maurice Maindron dans l'Inde méridionale (mai à novembre 1901). 7eme mémoire. Arachnides (1re partie). Annales de la Société Entomologique de France 74: 160–180. -- Show included taxa

Tikader, B.K. (1973). Arachnida of the Deccan Area. Bulletin of the Indian National Science Academy 45: 260–276. -- Show included taxa

Whittick, R.J. (1939). Notes on Solifugae (Arachnida).- I. Galeodidae. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (11) 4: 444–450. doi: -- Show included taxa

Zilch, A. (1946). Katalog der Solifugen (Arach.) des Senckenberg-Museums. Senckenbergiana 27: 119–154. -- Show included taxa

Bano, R. & Roy, S. (2016). First record of Galeodes indicus Pocock, 1900 (Arachnida: Solifugae: Galeodidae) from Rajasthan, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 8: 8623–8625. doi: -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-06-07 Taxonomic reference update Bano and Roy, 2016
2022-06-07 New taxonomic reference entry Bano and Roy, 2016