Solpuga venosa Purcell, 1899


Original combination: Solpuga venosa


Taxonomic references

Solpuga venosa

Purcell, 1899: 412–413, figs 18, 18a original description
Kraepelin, 1901a: 73–74, fig. 41
Hewitt, 1919b: 25
Roewer, 1934: 501, figs 311a, a<1–2>
Lawrence, 1949b: 208
Lawrence, 1955: 195
Harvey, 2003c: 309
Dippenaar-Schoeman, González Reyes and Harvey, 2006: 82

Distribution table
South Africa
Type locality: 20 miles E. of Polokwane (as Pietersburg), Transvaal, Limpopo, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 20 miles E. of Polokwane -23.883333 29.683333
Type repository
  • Holotype male (South African Museum 3801)
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. (1949b). New species of Solifugae in the collection of the Transvaal Museum. Annals of the Transvaal Museum 21: 201–208. -- 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

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

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


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