Description of the male of Paragaleodes melanopygus Birula, 1905, with the first record of the species from Turkey (Galeodidae: Solifugae)


Zoology in the Middle East, vol.67, no.2, pp.159-167, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2021.1895393
  • Journal Name: Zoology in the Middle East
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Animal Behavior Abstracts, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, Environment Index, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.159-167
  • Keywords: first record, Galeodid, Hakkari, redescription
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


The solifuge Paragaleodes melanopygus Birula, 1905 is redescribed based on new material collected from Van and Hakkari provinces in eastern Turkey. The male is described for the first time. The details of both sexes’ characteristics are described, photographed, and compared to known species of the genus Paragaleodes Kraepelin, 1899.