Trichotoma michaelseni (Kraepelin, 1914)


Original combination: Lipophaga michaelseni


Taxonomic references

Lipophaga michaelseni

Kraepelin, 1914b: 132–133, figs 4–5 (misidentification, in part, male only; female = Lipophaga kraepelini Roewer) original description
Hewitt, 1919b: 65
Roewer, 1933: 321, figs 236m1–3
Hewitt, 1934: 402–404, figs 1–3
Roewer, 1941: 114–115
Zilch, 1946: 124
Lawrence, 1955: 169
Weidner, 1959: 110
Lawrence, 1963: 14, 23
Harms and Dupérré, 2018: 49, fig. 27d-f

Trichotoma michaelseni (Kraepelin):

Wharton, 1981: 43–44, figs 39, 42
Griffin, 1990: 78–81, fig. 8
Harvey, 2003c: 280
Cushing and Casto, 2012: 1, figs 1B, 2B, 2L
Cushing, Graham, Prendini and Brookhart, 2015: 282, figs 2, 3

Distribution table

Realm: Africa

Type locality: Angra Pequena (as Lüderitzbucht), Karas, Namibia.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Lüderitz Bay -26.65 15.15
Type repository
  • Lectotype Zoologisches Museum Hamburg (ZMH), Hamburg, Germany Male (ZMH-A0000166)
  • Paralectotype Senckenberg Museum, Frankfurt am Main (SMF), Germany 1 female (SMF 9903387)
Zoobank LSID


Cushing, P.E. & Casto, P. (2012). Preliminary survey of the setal and sensory structures on the pedipalps of camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae). Journal of Arachnology 40: 123–127. doi: -- Show included taxa

Cushing, P.E., Graham, M.R., Prendini, L. & Brookhart, J.O. (2015). A multilocus molecular phylogeny of the endemic North American camel spider family Eremobatidae (Arachnida: Solifugae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 280–293. doi: -- Show included taxa

Griffin, E. (1990). Seasonal activity, habitat selection and species richness of Solifugae (Arachnida) on the gravel plains of the central Namib Desert. Transvaal Museum Monograph 7: 77–82. -- 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

Hewitt, J. (1934). On several solifuges, scorpions, and a trapdoor spider from South West Africa. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 15: 401–412. -- Show included taxa

Kraepelin, K. (1914b). Skorpiones und Solifugae. In: Michaelsen, W. (ed.) Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Land- und Süsswasserfauna Deutsch-Südwestafrikas ergebnisse der Hamburger deutsch-südwestaftrikanischen Studienreise 1911 L. Friederischen & Co., Hamburg: 107–136. -- 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. (1963). The Solifugae of South West Africa. Cimbebasia 8: 1–28. -- 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

Roewer, C.F. (1941). Solifugen 1934–1940. Veröffentlichungen des Deutschen Kolonial Ubersee-Museums, Bremen 3: 97–192. -- 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

Wharton, R.A. (1981). Namibian Solifugae (Arachnida). Cimbebasia Memoir 5: 1–87. -- Show included taxa

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