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An African family of solifuges, containing three genera and
20 species. All three genera, and 11 species have been recorded from southern
Genera native to southern Africa
Information from Dippenaar-Schoeman et al. (2006)
and Harvey (2003).
Native to Southern and Eastern Africa, with seven of the
16 species recorded from southern Africa.
Three species, endemic to Southern Africa.
One species, Toreus
capensis, Recorded from Bergvliet in the Cape Peninsula, Western Cape,
- Dippenaar-Schoeman A, Gonzalez Reyers AX, Harvey MS. 2006. A
check-list of the Solifugae (sun spiders) of South Africa (Arachnida:
Solifugae). African Plant Protection 12:70-92.
- Harvey MS. 2003. Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world.
CSIRO Publishing, Australia.