Lipophaga 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: 47-49

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Lipophaga kraepelini Roewer 1933


Lipophaga kraepelini Roewer 1933 

Fig. 27 A –CView FIGURE 27 

Roewer 1933: 321, fig. 236k (as Lipophaga kraepelini  nov. spec.)

Type locality and specimens. nur ♀—Südwest-Afrika (Okahandja)—(vidi 1 ♀, Typus).

Dimensions. Körperlänge 22 mm. [17.54; 22.10]

Oldest label. Lipophaga  cfr. michaelseni  ♀ Kr (probably Kraepelin handwriting).

Additional label 1. Mus  . Hamburg. Lipophaga michaelseni  , 1♀ — Typ. SW. Afr: Okahandja, Roewer revid. 1932  No. 8505 (Roewer handwriting). 

Additional label 2. Hamb. dtsch-s.w. afr. Studienr. 1911. Okahandja. W. Michaelsen leg. 27.–28.IV.1911 (Printed label).

Type material. Holotype ♀ (ZMH-A0000165).

Taxonomic remarks. Roewer (1933:321) described this species in honor of Kraepelin ( Lipophaga kraepelini  ) based on a single female previoulsy described under Lipophaga michaelseni ( Kraepelin 1914)  . Kraepelin had mentioned earlier that it was questionable that the female belongs to the male of this species. The locality data originally presented ( Kraepelin 1914) (Okahandja: W. Michaelsen, 27–28 April 1911) match the data on the locality label. There is a little confusion in the Roewer label; he wrote the wrong species name or forgot to change the label to his new species name. The locality data, the size and the cheliceral teeth match the data presented by Roewer and no other specimens could be found at the ZMBAbout ZMB or SMFAbout SMF.

Collection remarks. This specimen was collected during Wilhem Michaelsen’s zoological expedition in 1911; the third in a series of field expeditions and seeking to undertand zoogeographic patterns in southern South America (1892–93), South-West Australia (1905) and south-western Africa.

Current systematic position. Gylippidae  , Lipophaga kraepelini Roewer 1933  .


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