Lipophaga michaelseni Kraepelin 1914

Harms, Danilo & Dupérré, Nadine, 2018, An annotated type catalogue of the camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg, Zootaxa 4375 (1), pp. 1-58: 49

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Lipophaga michaelseni Kraepelin 1914


Lipophaga michaelseni Kraepelin 1914 

Fig. 27D– FView FIGURE 27

Kraepelin 1914: 132–133, figs 4–5 (as Lipophaga michaelseni  n. sp.)

Type locality and specimens. Fundangaben: Lüderitzbucht, W. Michaelsen, 5.–18. Juli 1911. (1 ♂).? Okahandja: W. Michaelsen, 27–28 April 1911 (1♀, fraglich, ob zu dem ♂ von Lüderitzbucht gehörig).

Dimensions. [20.66; 23.58]

Oldest label. Lipophaga michaelseni Kr  , ♂ Typus! (probably Kraepelin handwriting). 

Additional label 1. Hamb, dtsch-s.w. afr. Studienr. 1911. Lüderitzbucht. W. Michaelsen leg. 5.–13.VII. 1911. ded. (Printed labed).

Additional label 2. Lipophaga michaelseni (Krpl.)  , 1 ♂ —Typus—Lüderitzbucht. Roewer revid. 1932— No. 8504. 

Type material. Lectotype ♂ here designated (ZMH-A0000166). Left chelicerae dissected.

Remarks. In his description Kraepelin (1914:132) mentions that it is questionable that this female from Okahandja belongs to the male from Lüderitzbucht. In 1933 Roewer (p. 321) agrees with Kraepelin that this is not the female of Lipophaga michaelseni  and describes a female from Lüderitzbucht as such, which is housed at the SMFAbout SMF (catalog no. 9903387).

Collection remarks. The type locality is Lüderitz Bay in Namibia. 

Current systematic position. Gylippidae  , Trichotoma michaelseni ( Kraepelin 1914)  .


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