The first report of the Solifugae (family: Galeodidae, Sundvell 1833) from Madhya Pradesh, India
Bharat Pandram and V. K. Sharma
The most important studies on Indian families of Solifuges were done nicely during time of British India. The known distribution of Solifugae families in India is still fragmentary, with large areas without records. Solifuges have not much studied in Indian species. That is why studies based on distribution are at most importance. Solifugae are distributed throughout the tropics and subtropics, mainly in desert or other warm environment. The families represented in the fauna of British India may be diagnosed as Galeodidae & Solpugidae. The present work extends the records for this order to the Alirajpur, Madhya Pradesh, India. This study is to determine whether Alirajpur district is an important ground for the Indian Solifugae family Galeodidae.