Features of the Karschidae family


  The solifugae family Karschidae was firts described by kraepelin in 1899 all solifugae belonging to this family must possess:  

- Chelicerae multidentate ( Fig.1 & 2 ); 

Fig.1 Multiple teeth on Eusimonia  furcillata 

                   

                             Fig.2 multiple teeth of Barrus letourneuxi

 

- Exterior lobes of propeltidium posteriorly fused ( Fig.3 ); 

 

Fig.3 - Exterior lobe of Karschia tibetana's propeltidium ( posterior end is on the left )

 

- Male cheliceral flagellum paraxially immovable, fanlike to coiled in shape, with whiplike setae located on the mesial surface, and with associated modified setae and a dorsal cheliceral horn ( Fig.4 & 5 );

Fig.4 - Eusimonia wunderlichi                                                                  Fig. 5 - Barrussus furcichelis    flagellum complex                                                                                              flagellum complex