Blossia obscura Kraepelin, 1908


Original combination: Blossia obscura


Taxonomic references

Blossia obscura

Kraepelin, 1908b: 278–279 original description
Hewitt, 1919b: 59
Hewitt, 1935: 477
Weidner, 1959: 108
Moritz and Fischer, 1980: 146
Harvey, 2003c: 217
Harms and Dupérré, 2018: 19, fig. 9a-c

Blossiola obscura (Kraepelin):

Roewer, 1933: 371
Lawrence, 1955: 181

Distribution table
Type locality: Khakhea, Southern, Botswana.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Khakhea -24.7 23.5
Type repository
  • Lectotype Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (ZMH), Hamburg, Germany Female (ZMH-A0000177)
  • Paralectotype Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin (ZMB), Germany Female (ZMB 15535)
Zoobank LSID


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

Hewitt, J. (1935). Scientific results of the Vernay-Lang Kalahari Expedition, March to September, 1930. The trap-door spiders, scorpions and solifuges.. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 16: 459–479. -- Show included taxa

Kraepelin, K. (1908b). Skorpione und Solifugen. In: Schultze, L. (ed.) Forschungsreise im westlichen und zentralen Südafrika G. Fischer, Jena 13: 247–282. -- 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

Moritz, M. & Fischer, S.-C. (1980). Die Typen der Arachniden-Sammlung des Zoologischen Museums Berlin. II. Uropygi, Amblypygi, Schizomida, Ricinulei, Solifuga. Mitteilung aus dem Zoologischen Museum in Berlin 56: 137–154. -- 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

Weidner, H. (1959). Die Entomologischen Sammlungen des Zoologischen Staatsinstituts und Zoologischen Museums Hamburg. I. Teil. Pararthropoda und Chelicerata I. Mitteilungen aus dem Hamburgischen Zoologischen Museum und Institute 57: 89–142. -- Show included taxa

Harms, D. & Dupérré, N. (2018). An annotated type catalogue of the camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg. Zootaxa 4375(1): 001–058. doi: -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-09-28 New taxonomic reference entry Harms and Dupérré, 2018
2022-09-28 Species updated Old value