Hemiblossia michaelseni 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: 26-27

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Hemiblossia michaelseni Roewer 1933


Hemiblossia michaelseni Roewer 1933 

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Roewer 1933: 351, figs 254 d1d2 (as Hemiblossia michaelseni  nov. spec.)

Type locality and specimens. nur ♀— Südwestafrika (Kalkfeld, nördl. von Omaruru)—(vidi 1♀, Typus)  .

Dimensions. Körperlänge 8mm. [8.64; 10.76]

Oldest Label. Hamb. Deutsch-S. W.—afr. Studienreise 1911, W. Michaelsen, leg. 5. VI. 1911. Kalkfeld, 48 km NNO v. Omaruru verte!.

Additional label 1. Hemiblossia michaelseni  1♀ –Typis-S. W. Afr: Kalkfeld, Roewer det. 1931— No. 8365 ( Roewer handwriting). 

Additional label 2. There is an additional label in pencil that notes Gluviopsis australis Purc.  (unknown handwriting).

Type material. Holotype ♀ (ZMH-A0000182). Right chelicerae, palpus and legs missing.

Taxonomic remarks. There are body parts of a female (chelicerae, palpus, legs 2, 4) on a microslide at the SMFAbout SMF (catalog no. 6859) that most probably come from the ZMHAbout ZMH specimen.

Collection remarks. Roewer gives the distribution as South Africa but explicitely mentions the specimen from Kalkfeld in present-day Namibia as the type. See Ceroma focki  for collection details.

Current systematic position. Daesiidae  , Hemiblossia michaelseni Roewer 1933  .


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