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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
Family Galeodidae
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family Rhagodidae

Genus Rhagodalma
Genus Rhagodax
Genus Rhagodeca
Genus Rhagodelbus
Genus Rhagoderma

Genus Rhagoderus
Genus Rhagodes
Genus Rhagodessa
Rhagodessa cloudsleythompsoni
Rhagodessa judaica
Rhagodessa melanocephala
Rhagodessa sudanensis
Rhagodessa zionensis
Genus Rhagodeya
Genus Rhagodia

Genus Rhagodima
Genus Rhagodinus
Genus Rhagodippa
Genus
Rhagodira
Genus Rhagodista
Genus Rhagoditta
Genus Rhagodixa
Genus Rhagodoca
Genus
Rhagodolus
Genus Rhagodomma
Genus Rhagodopa
Genus Rhagodorimus
Genus Rhagodorta
Genus Rhagodospus
Genus Rhagoduja
Genus
Rhagodula
Genus Rhagoduna/
Family Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

Genus Rhagodessa Roewer 1933

 


Rhagodessa Roewer 1933: 282Adobe PDF icon.

Type species: Rhax melanocephala Simon, 1879a, by original designation.

Distribution: Africa, Middle East.


Original description (Roewer 1933: 282):

"Mit den Merkmalen der Familie und 2. und 3. Tarsus ventral mit je 1.2 Dornen, sowie 4. Tarsus ventral mit 2.2.2.2 Dornen bewehrt."

Translation: With the characteristic features of the family and 2nd and 3rd tarsi ventrally with 1.2 spines, also with 4th tarsus ventrally armed with 2.2.2.2 spines..

Five species are included in the genus:

 

Rhagodessa cloudsleythompsoni Benoit

Rhagodessa cloudsleythompsoni Benoit, 1964: 91-92, fig. I.
Type locality: N. of Khartoum, Al Khartul11, Sudan.
Distribution: Sudan
.

Rhagodessa judaica (Kraepelin)

Rhagodes judaicus Kraepelin 1899a: 211-212 (as Rhagades judaica [sic]); Kraepelin 1901: 40-41; Weidner, 1959: 111.
Rhagodessa judaica
(Kraepelin): Roewer 1933: 283, figs 217a-b; Roewer 1941: 107; Zilch, 1946: 120; Turk, 1948: 263; Levy and Shulov, 1964: 103.
Type locality: Israel (as "Judagebirge").
Distribution: Israel, Syria.

Rhagodessa melanocephala (Simon)

Rhax melanocephala Simon, 1879a: 122-123; Simon, 1879c: 78.
Rhagodes melanocephalus
(Simon): Kraepelin 1899b: 376 (as Rhagodes melanocephala [sic]); Kraepelin 1901: 37-38; Birula, 1926: 179 (as Rhagodes melanocephala [sic
].
Rhagodessa melanocephala
(Simon): Roewer 1933: 283; Moriggi, 1941: 279; Zilch, 1946: 120; Benoit, 1964: 97; Cloudsley-Thompson, 1978: 188; Cloudsley-Thompson and Constantinou, 1984: 365-369, figs 2a-c.
Type locality: Nubie, Sudan.
Distribution: Eritrea, Sudan.

Rhagodessa sudanensis Roewer

Rhagodessa sudanensis Roewer 1933: 283; Zilch, 1946: 121; Benoit, 1964: 97.
Type locality: Sennar, Sennar, Sudan.
Distribution: Sudan.

Rhagodessa zionensis Roewer

Rhagodessa zionensis Roewer 1933: 283; Zilch, 1946: 121; Levy and Shulov, 1964: 103.
Type locality: Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem), Israel.
Distribution: Israel.

   

 



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