Genus Rhagodes Pocock 1897

Rhax Hermann, 1804: 13; CL. Koch, 1839: 6; CL. Koch, 1842: 354; CL. Koch, 1850: 97; Butler, 1873: 417; Simon, 1879a: 119-120; Simon, 1879c: 78.
Rhagodes Pocock, 1897b: 252; Kraepelin 1899a: 209-210; Pocock 1900b: 147-148; Kraepelin 1901: 31; Birula, 1905b: 269-270; Roewer 1933: 268 ; Birula 1938: 17-21; Roewer, 1960: 5 (replacement name for Rhax Hermann, 1804).
Rhagodella Roewer 1933: 286 ; Roewer, 1960: 7 (synonymized by Birula 1938: 34).

 


Diagnosis:


Roewer (1933) restricted this genus to include those members of the famly Rhagodidae that lack ventral spines on the tarsi of legs 2 through 4.


Distribution:

 

Africa, Middle East, central Asia


Type species:

 

of Rhax: Galeodes melanus Olivier, 1807 by subsequent designation of Pocock 1900b.

of Rhagodes: Galeodes melanus Olivier, 1807, by subsequent designation of Pocock 1900b.

of Rhagodella: Rhax melanopyga Walter, 1889, by original designation


Included species:

 

  • Rhagodes aegypticus Roewer 1933
  • Rhagodes ahwazensis Kraus 1959
  • Rhagodes albolimbata Caporiacco 1927
  • Rhagodes anthracinus Pocock 1900
  • Rhagodes ater (Roewer 1933)
  • Rhagodes aureus (Pocock 1889)
  • Rhagodes buryi Pocock 1903
  • Rhagodes caucasicus Birula 1905
  • Rhagodes eylandti (Walter 1889)
  • Rhagodes furiosus (C.L. Koch 1842)
  • Rhagodes karschi Kraepelin 1899
  • Rhagodes leucopygus Birula 1905
  • Rhagodes massaicus Roewer 1933
  • Rhagodes melanochaetus Heymons 1902
  • Rhagodes melanopygus (Walter 1889)
  • Rhagodes melanus (Olivier 1807)
  • Rhagodes metatarsalis (Roewer 1933)
  • Rhagodes minor Lawrence 1956
  • Rhagodes nicotrae Caporiacco 1939
  • Rhagodes persica Kraepelin 1899
  • Rhagodes phipsoni (Pocock 1895)
  • Rhagodes plumbescens (Walter 1889)
  • Rhagodes rothschildi Pocock 1903
  • Rhagodes semiflavus (Pocock 1889)
  • Rhagodes strandi Caporiacco 1939
  • Rhagodes trambustii Caporiacco 1950
  • Rhagodes zugmayeri (Roewer 1933)

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