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Pocock 1897

Members of the family Hexisopodidae occur in southern Africa.  The 25 known species are distributed among two genera:  Chelypus (9 species) and Hexisopus (15 species).   They are readily distinguished from other members of the order Solifugae by the lack of claws on the fourth pair of legs.