Blossia falcifera Kraepelin 1908b

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: 18-19

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Blossia falcifera Kraepelin 1908b
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Blossia falcifera Kraepelin 1908b 

Kraepelin 1908b: 277–278, fig. 8 (as Blossia falcifera  n. sp.)

Type locality and specimens. Aus dem südlichen Hererolande liegen mir eine Anzahl ♀ und I ♂ einer Blossia  - Art vor.

Dimensions. ♂. Länge des Truncus 10 mm  . ♀. Truncuslänge bis 13,5 mm. 

Oldest Label. Blosssia falcifera Krpln  , ♀ Co-Typus, L. Schultze l., c. IV.08, Südl. Hereroland (Kraepelin handwriting).

Additional label. Blossiola falcifera (Krpl.)  , 4♀ —CoTyp.— S. Hereroland, revid. 1931. Roewer No.—8275 ( Roewer handwriting). 

Type material. Syntypes 2♀, 2 juv. (ZMH-A0000211). Damaged.

Taxonomic remarks. Kraepelin described this species based on various females and one male. He also published an illustration of the male chelicerae with flagellum. The male and four additional females are present in the ZMB collections ( Moritz & Fisher, 1980; catalog no. 15534) and the lectotype should be designated from these specimens.

Collection remarks. Southern Hereroland refers to the division for the Herero people near Waterberg in current-day Namibia. Again, this species was collected by Leonhard Schultze during his expedition 1903-05. 

Current systematic position. Daesiidae  , Blossia falcifera Kraepelin 1908b  .

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Solifugae

Family

Daesiidae

Genus

Blossia