This website is an evolving work-in-progress originally associated with a major collaborative research project (Global Survey and Inventory of Solifugae) funded by the Biodiversity Surveys and Inventories program of the U.S. National Science Foundation (Grants 0640219 and 0640245). The site provides information about the biology, taxonomy, and distribution of arachnids contained in the order Solifugae. The site also includes an extensive bibliography, with links to literature resources and, in some cases, to copies of hard-to-find publications. Past and present content contributors to this site include Warren Savary (webmaster), Alexander Gromov, Kristie Reddick, Bob Wharton, Lorenzo Prendini, Jason Dunlop, Paula Cushing, and Jack Brookhart, among others. Photographers and artists are credited in the captions of the individual photographs and illustrations that appear within the site.
It is my hope that this site will promote a better understanding of these unique arachnids and facilitate, if not stimulate, research involving them. If you have suggestions or contributions for this site, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
While this site is being uploaded, I've been asked to make the following hard-to-find publications available as pdf files:
Brookhart, J. O., and Muma, M. H. 1987. Arenotherus, a new genus of Eremobatidae (Solpugida) in the United States. Privately published by the authors (Englewood, Colorado: Cherry Creek High School Print Shop), 18 pp. pdf available here.
Muma, M. H. 1987. New species and records of Solpugida (Arachnida) from Mexico, Central America and the West Indies, pp. 1-24, and 4 plates. Privatly published for the author by Southwest Offset, Silver City, New Mexico. pdf available here.
Muma, M. H. 1989. New species and records of Solpugida (Arachnida) from the United States. 60 pp. Privately published for the author by Douglas Print Shop, Douglas, Arizona. pdf available here.
Muma, M. H., and Brookhart, J. 1988. The Eremobates palpisetulosus species-group (Solpugida: Eremobatidae) in the United States, pp. 1-65, plates 1-20. Published for the authors by Cherry Creek High School Print Shop, Englewood, Colorado. pdf available here.
Muma, M. H., and Muma, K. E. 1988. The arachnid order Solpugida in the United States (Supplement 2, a biological review), pp. 1-35 and 2 plates. Published for the authors by Southwest Offset, Silver City, New Mexico. pdf available here. pdf available here.