Koç H. 2023. Checklist of the Solifugae (Arachnida) of Iraq // Arthropoda Selecta. Vol.32. No.1: 56–64 [in English].
Department of Biology, Faculty of Arts and Science, Sinop University, Sinop, Türkiye. E-mail: email@example.com
ABSTRACT. A checklist of all taxa of the order Solifugae from Iraq is presented. The checklist is based on the compilation of data gathered from published records up to now. This list comprises 21 species and 3 subspecies belonging to 11 genera distributed in 4 families, Daesiidae, Galeodidae, Karschiidae and Rhagodidae. It composes of one endemic genus; Rhagodospus, and four endemic species; Galeodes adamsi (Turk, 1947), G. lawrencei Harvey, 2002 (Galeodidae), Rhagodixa kurdistanica (Birula, 1936) and Rhagodospus babylonicus (Birula, 1935) (Rhagodidae). Two previously overlooked species, Gluviopsilla discolor (Kraepelin, 1899) (Daesiidae) and Galeodes bacillifer Pocock, 1900 (Galeodidae) are included in the list. Altogether, five species erroneously reported from the country are omitted from the checklist; Galeodes bacilliferoides Roewer, 1934, G. starmuehlneri Roewer, 1952, G. sulfuripes Roewer, 1934, G. taurus (Roewer, 1934) and Gylippus (Gylippus) syriacus (Simon, 1872). This study provides more detailed and comprehensive documentation of solifuges in Iraq.
KEY WORDS: solifuge, camel spider, checklist, literature review, fauna, Iraq.