Solpuga rufescens C.L. Koch, 1842


Original combination: Solpuga rufescens


Taxonomic references

Solpuga rufescens

Koch, 1842: 352 original description
Koch, 1847: 72–73, fig. 1466
Koch, 1850: 96
Butler, 1873d: 421
Karsch, 1880a: n/a, fig. 9
Pocock, 1897c: 266
Moritz and Fischer, 1980: 147
Harvey, 2003c: 308
Dippenaar-Schoeman, González Reyes and Harvey, 2006: 82

Gaetulia rufescens (C.L. Koch):

117, fig. 6 Simon, 1879x (reference missing)

Solpuga hostilis (White):

Kraepelin, 1901a: 62, figs 20–21 (in part)

Distribution table
South Africa
Type locality: South Africa (as "Cap").


Locality Lat Lon
1 South Africa (IMPRECISE) -34 19
Type repository
  • Holotype female (ZMB 160)
Zoobank LSID


Butler, A.G. (1873d). List of the species of Galeodides, with description of a new species in the collection of the British Museum. Transactions of the Entomological Society of London 1873: 415–425. -- Show included taxa

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

Karsch, F. (1880a). Zur Kenntniss der Galeodiden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 46: 228–243. -- Show included taxa

Koch, C.L. (1842). Systematische Uebersicht über die familie der Galeoden. Archiv für Naturgeschichte 8: 350–356. -- Show included taxa

Koch, C.L. (1847). Die Arachniden. Getreu nach der Natur Abgebildet und Beschrieben. J.L. Lotzbeck, Nürnberg 15. -- Show included taxa

Koch, C.L. (1850). Übersicht des Arachnidensystems. J.L. Lotzbeck, Nürnberg 5. -- Show included taxa

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

Pocock, R.I. (1897c). On the genera and species of tropical African Arachnida of the order Solifugae, with notes upon the taxonomy and habits of the group. Annals and Magazine of Natural History (6) 20: 249–272. -- Show included taxa


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