CLASSIFICATION OF GALEODES
KINGDOM :- ANIMALIA (Multicellular eukaryotic organisms)
PHYLUM :- ARTHROPODA (Jointed appendages.)
CLASS :- ARACHNIDA (Terrestrial or aquatic arthropods with book-lungs or trachea and without antennae, mandibles and jaws. )
ORDER :- SOLIFUGAE (Carapace of prosoma divided.)
FAMILY :- GALEODIDAE
GENUS :- Galeodes
The nearly 200 species in this genus are found in northern Africa, southeastern Europe and Asia.
HABIT AND HABITAT
Galeodes inhabits dry warm region, they are mainly nocturnal and found in arid habitats.
GENERAL CHARACTERSTICS OF GALEODES
- Animal looks like insect.
- Carapace of prosoma is divided with two chelicerae having two joins.
- The prosoma divided into head and thorax.
- Pedipalps are elongated, 6 jointed, leg like and sensory.
- Opisthosoma contains 10 segments.
- The thoracic appendages 3 pairs.
- The body of the animal has large number of setae.
- They often have long hairy appendages and are not as stout bodied or dark and contrastingly coloured as some other solifuges.
- Some Galeodes species are able to produce sounds by stridulation. These are usually raspy or hiss-like and may be imitations of the sounds of vipers, to serve a defensive function.
The animal has 6 joined pedipalp and all above characters, hence it is Galeodes