(2016), the average K2P genetic distance varied from 0% to 7.92% within the solifuge
species Galeodes caspius (Birula, 1890).
Enduring a violent thunderstorm and flash floods, he also treads in the footprints of dinosaurs and encounters a rock monitor; a rare spider known as a solifuge
; a whip snake, and the lethally venomous horned adder.
Funding for solifuge
research at the DMNS was supported by NSF grant DEB-0640245 awarded to PEC and funding from the Kenneth King Foundation and the DMNS curator grant support.
populations likely feed on ectoparasites and other arthropods found in detritus or on the carcasses of seabirds and pinnipeds because the Islas Chinchas (type locality of C.
Description of new South African spiders and solifuge
of the genus Chelypus.
After examining more extensive solifuge
collections, particularly those of D.
This study reports on some observations on the biology of the Central Asian solifuge
, Galeodes caspius subfilscus Birula 1937.
coaraciandu, another solifuge
from Brazilian Cerrado, which is more abundant in sites with sandy soils (Martins et al.
The first Mesozoic Solifugae (Arachnida), from the Cretaceous of Brazil and a redescription of the Palaeozoic solifuge
. Palaeontology 39:583-604.
Because shrews typically feed on arthropods, and because some of these large arthropods such as theraphosid spiders, solifuges
, whip-scorpions and scorpions have been reported to attack and ingest small vertebrates (McCormick & Polis 1990; Cloudsley-Thompson 1991; Punzo 1998; 2000a), encounters between adult female shrews (n = 6) and some of these large arthropods were staged under laboratory conditions during March through April, 2001.
The most common arachnids are solifuges
and scorpions, the most abundant scorpion being Vaejovis boreus.