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Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Gluvia dorsalis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Arachnida
Order: Solifugae
Family: Daesiidae
Kraepelin, 1899

Daesiidae is a family of solifugids, which are widespread in Africa and the Middle East.[1] Members of the family are also present in India, South America, the Balkans, and the single species Gluvia dorsalis in the Iberian Peninsula. A single fossil species is known from Eocene Baltic amber.[2] Around thirty genera are recognised:[1]


  1. ^ a b "Family Daesiidae Kraepelin 1899". The Arachnid Order Solifugae. Retrieved May 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Jason A. Dunlop & Anja E. Klanz (2009). "A second camel spider (Arachnida: Solifugae) from Baltic amber" (PDF). Acta Geologica Polonica. 59 (1): 39–44. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-16.