Gluviopsis rufescens var. discolor Kraepelin1899

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: 25

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Gluviopsis rufescens var. discolor Kraepelin1899


Gluviopsis rufescens var. discolor Kraepelin1899 

Kraepelin 1899: 236–237 (as G. rufescens var. discolor  n. v.)

Type locality and specimens. Syrien (Smyrna)  , Algier.— Bisher nur ♀, weshalb auch nicht sicher zu bestimmen, ob es sich lediglich um eine Varietät oder um eine selbständige Art handelt  .

Dimensions. Truncuslänge wie bei G. rufescens  etwa 13 mm.

Oldest label. Gluviopsis rufescens Poc. var. discolor Krpln  , ♀ ex Typus, E. Simon l. d. 6. VIII.1899, Syrien ( Kraepelin handwriting). 

Additional label. Gluviopsilla discolor (Krpln)  , 1 ♀ — Syrien. Roewer rev. 1931— No. 8359 ( Roewer handwriting). 

Type material. Syntype ♀, juvenile (ZMH-A0000180).

Taxonomic remarks. Kraepelin described this variety based on females from Syria that differed from the nominate species in colouration, but refrained from describing a new species because only females were available. The specimen in the ZMHAbout ZMH comes from the Simon collection, therefore other syntypes are likely deposited at MNHNAbout MNHN and a lectotype should be designated from this collection. Roewer (1933: 378) created a new genus and elevated this variety to species level, but also described the male for the first time. He examined 2 ♂ and 8 ♀ including the type, from Syria, Algeria, the Greek islands of Kalymnos and Nisyros, and Turkey for his description. We do not know where these specimens are located.

Current systematic position. Daesiidae  , Gluviopsilla discolor ( Kraepelin 1899)  .


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