The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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The genus Karschia Walter 1889, which ranges from the Middle East through Central Asia into eastern Europe, China, and Nepal, is divided into two subgenera and 23 species:

The subgenus Karschia Walter 1889 contains 16 species:

Karschia (Karschia) badkhyzica Gromov 1998
Karschia (Karschia) birulae Roewer 1934
Karschia (Karschia) caucasia ( L. Koch 1878)
Karschia (Karschia) cornifera Walter 1899
Karschia (Karschia) gurkoi Gromov 2004
Karschia (Karschia) kiritshenkoi Birula 1923
Karschia (Karschia) koenigi Birula 1922
Karschia (Karschia) kononenkoi Gromov 2004
Karschia (Karschia) kopetdaghica Gromov 1998
Karschia (Karschia) kurdistanica Birula 1935
Karschia (Karschia) mangistauensis Gromov 1993
Karschia (Karschia) mastigofera Birula 1890
Karschia (Karschia) mongolica Roewer 1933
Karschia (Karschia) nubigena Lawrence 1954 
Karschia (Karschia) persica Kraepelin 1899
Karschia (Karschia) tarimina Roewer 1933
Karschia (Karschia) tibetana Hirst 1907
Karschia (Karschia) tienschanica Roewer 1933

The subgenus Rhinokarschia Birula 1935 contains six species:

Karschia (Rhinokarschia) borszcevskii Birula 1935
Karschia (
Rhinokarschia) gobiensis Gromov 2004
Karschia (Rhinokarschia) kaznakovi Birula 1922
Karschia ( Rhinokarschia) nasuta Kraepelin 1899
Karschia ( Rhinokarschia) pedaschenkoi Birula 1922
Karschia ( Rhinokarschia) rhinoceros Birula 1922
Karschia (Rhinokarschia) tadzhika Gromov 2004
Karschia ( Rhinokarschia) zarudnyi Birula 1922


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 RhagodidaeFamily Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

Genus Karschia Simon 1880

Karschia zarudnyi (Birula), female (photo by Alexander V. Gromov).



Left chelicera of male Karschia gobiensis Gromov 2004, mesal view
(illustration by Alexander V. Gromov).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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