Solpugema spectralis (Purcell, 1899)


Original combination: Solpuga spectralis


Taxonomic references

Solpuga spectralis

Purcell, 1899: 424–425, fig. 25 original description
Kraepelin, 1901a: 64–65, fig. 25
Kraepelin, 1908c: 215
Hewitt, 1919b: 33

Solpugema spectralis (Purcell):

Roewer, 1933: 475, fig. 299c
Lawrence, 1955: 200
Harvey, 2003c: 313
Dippenaar-Schoeman, González Reyes and Harvey, 2006: 85

Distribution table
South Africa
Type locality: Klipfontein, near Steinkopf, Namaqualand, Northern Cape, South Africa.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Klipfontein -29.166666 17.833333
Type repository
  • Holotype male (South African Museum 1158)
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

Kraepelin, K. (1908c). Die sekundären Geschlechtscharaktere der Skorpione, Pedipalpen und Solifugen. Mitteilungen aus dem Naturhistorischen Museum in Hamburg 25: 182–225. -- 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. (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


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