Animalia > Arthropoda > Arachnida > Solifugae


Wikipedia Abstract

Solifugae is an order of animals in the class Arachnida known variously as camel spiders, wind scorpions, sun spiders, or solifuges. The order includes more than 1,000 described species in about 153 genera. Despite the common names, they are neither true scorpions (order Scorpiones) nor true spiders (order Araneae) – though they are more closely related to scorpions than to spiders. Much like a spider, the body of a solifugid has two tagmata: an opisthosoma (abdomen) behind the prosoma (that is, in effect, a combined head and thorax). At the front end, the prosoma bears two chelicerae that, in most species, are conspicuously large. The chelicerae serve as jaws and in many species also are used for stridulation. Unlike scorpions, solifugids do not have a third tagma that forms a "tail". Mos
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Ammotrechidae (87)
Ceromidae (20)
Daesiidae (189)
Eremobatidae (189)
Galeodidae (200)
Gylippidae (26)
Hexisopodidae (23)
Karschiidae (40)
Melanoblossiidae (16)
Mummuciidae (20)
Rhagodidae (98)
Solpugidae (192)

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