Solpugarda kraepelini Roewer 1933

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: 44-45

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Solpugarda kraepelini Roewer 1933


Solpugarda kraepelini Roewer 1933 

Fig. 26 A –C  View FIGURE 26

Roewer 1933: 435

Type locality and type specimens. nur ♀—Ost-Afrika (Mkalama)—(vidi 3 ♀, Typus). Dimensions. Körperlänge 28 mm. [26.28; 32.22]

Oldest label. Solpuga  cfr. obscura, Dr. Obst X.  12, Mkalama IV–V.11 (unknown handwriting).

Additional label. Mus  . Hamburg. Solpugarda kraepelini  n. sp. 1♀, Typus—Ost-Afrika., 

Roewer rv. 1932.—No. 9495 (Roewer handwriting).

Type material. Lectotype ♀ juvenile here designated (ZMH-A0000751).

Taxonomic remarks. Roewer mentioned three specimens in his description but only one specimen is present at the ZMHAbout ZMH. No additional specimens have been found at the SMFAbout SMF or ZMBAbout ZMB where most of Roewer’s material is located.

Collection remarks. Mkalama District lies in northern Tanzania and the specimens were collected by Erich Obst during his in 1911/12 expedition. According to the ZMHAbout ZMH records, Obst was traveling from the northernmost part of the Turu country to Lake Balangida in north-central Tanzania between 13– 19.04.1911.

Current systematic position. Solpugidae  , Zeria kraepelini ( Roewer 1933)  .


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