Rhagodessa melanocephala (Simon, 1879)


Original combination: Rhax melanocephala

LSID urn:lsid:wac.nmbe.ch:name:d5e881b8-a0aa-437f-8022-9c19f3ae11ac

Genus type of Rhagodessa Roewer, 1933

Taxonomic references

Rhax melanocephala

122–123, Simon, 1879x (reference missing)
78, Simon, 1879c (reference missing)

Rhagodes melanocephalus (Simon):

Kraepelin, 1899c: 376 (as Rhagodes melanocephala [sic])
Kraepelin, 1901a: 37–38
Werner, 1911: 193, fig. 30
Birula, 1926: 179 (as Rhagodes melanocephala [sic])

Rhagodessa melanocephala (Simon):

Roewer, 1933: 283
Moriggi, 1941: 279
Zilch, 1946: 120
Benoit, 1964: 97
Cloudsley-Thompson, 1978: 188
Cloudsley-Thompson and Constantinou, 1984: 365–369, figs 2a–c
Harvey, 2003c: 297
Dunlop, 2018: 451, table 1

Distribution table
Type locality: "Nubie", Sudan.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Nubia (IMPRECISE) 22 31.5
Type repository
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Benoit, P.L.G. (1964). Contribution à l'étude des Solifuges du Soudan. Annals of the Natal Museum 16: 91–98. -- Show included taxa

Birula, A. (1926). On some species of the Solifugae from British East Africa and the various countries of North-East Africa. Annuaire du Musée Zoologique de l'Academie des Sciences de l'URSS 27: 175–218. -- Show included taxa

Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. (1978). Biological clocks in Arachnida. Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 184–191. -- Show included taxa

Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. & Constantinou, C. (1984). Stridulatory apparatus in Solifugae [Solpugida]. Journal of Arid Environments 7: 365–369. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/S0140-1963(18)31353-3 -- 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

Kraepelin, K. (1899c). Catalogue des Solifuges (?) des collections du Muséum d'histoire Naturelle de Paris. Bulletin du Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle, Paris 5: 376–378. -- Show included taxa

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

Moriggi, M. (1941). Le Solpughe dell'Africa Orientale italiana. Rivista di Biologia Coloniale, Roma 4: 273–291. -- 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

Werner, F. (1911). Scorpions and annulated spiders of the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan. In: Balfour, A. (ed.) Fourth report of the Wellcome Tropical Research Laboratories at the Gordon Memorial College Khartoum Department of Education, Sudan Government, Khartoum 4B: 179–194. -- Show included taxa

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

Dunlop, J.A. (2018). Smaller orders of Arachnida in Sudan: a literature review. Arachnology 17(9): 449-457. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2023-01-11 New taxonomic reference entry Dunlop, 2018