Comparative cheliceral morphology of the solifuge species biton zederbaueri (werner) and gluviopsilla discolor (kraepelin) through scanning electron microscopy: (Arachnida: Solifugae: Daesiidae)

Bayram A., Yiğit N., ERDEK M., Sancak Z., Melekoğlu A., Öcal İ. Ç., ...More

Zoology in the Middle East, vol.53, no.1, pp.121-128, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 53 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1080/09397140.2011.10648869
  • Journal Name: Zoology in the Middle East
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.121-128
  • Keywords: Biton zederbaueri, Chelicera, Daesiidae, Gluviopsilla discolor, Morphology, SEM, Solifugae
  • Hakkari University Affiliated: Yes


A detailed comparative morphology of the male chelicerae of Biton zederbaueri (Werner) and Gluviopsilla discolor (Kraepelin) is presented using stereo microscope and scanning electron microscopy (SEM). The morphology of the cheliceral teeth, setae, flagella and some other organs such as the stridulatory organ that are used for description and identification are described and illustrated. The flagella are membranous, but their shapes are different in both species. The stridulatory organs are similar in both daesiids, being reniform and with seven ridges. On the chelicerae, numerous long-thin, short-thin and short-thick setae are characteristic for both species. © Kasparek Verlag, Heidelberg.