Ammotrechella apejii Muma 1971
Ammotrechella apejii ►Muma, 1971a:
97-99, figs 1-4; ►Muma, 1976: 25w; Muma, 1987: 21w; Armas, 2004b: 60w.
Clarendon Parish - Portland Cottage, in can trap baited with
syrup, 2 February 1969 (S. A. Apeji), 1 male (holotype). In American
Museum of Natural History.
Muma, 1971b: 97-99, figs 1-4:
"MALES: Total length 10.5 to 12.0 mm. Chelicerae 0.8 to 0.8 mm wide
and 2.8 to 2.9 mm long. Propeltidium 2.0 to 2.1 mm wide and 1.9 to
2.0 mm long. Holotype larger measurements.
Coloration in alcohol pale yellow to yellow with dusky rust-brown to
purplish-brown markings as follows: chelicerae with two indistinct
dorsal and one indistinct lateral wide stripes; propeltidium dusky
except for a small pale area on each side of dark eye tubercle, narrow
medium stripe, and a pair of submedian pale areas just anterior to
posterior margin; mesopeltidium, metapeltidium, and abdominal tergites
pale; venter and coxae of all appendages pale; legs rust-brown in color
fading on tarsi to yellow; palpi rust-brown darkening gradually to
purplish-brown on metatarsi and tarsi. Malleoli pale yellow.
Dentition typical of
Ammotrechinae as shown in Fig. 1 and 2. Flagellum ovate with
rolled, fringed upper and lower margins, and attached to fixed finger at
about the level of a vertical line between the first and second fondal
teeth. Fixed finger with a carina that attains a peak behind the
principal tooth of the fixed finger. Anterior and principal ~eth
of fixed finger subequaJ. Both fixed and movable finger with only
1 intermediate tooth. Mesal tooth of movable finger distinct.
There are 4 teeth on the ectal margin of the fond but only 3 on the
Palpi clothed with the usual cylinder
bristles, long and short setae, and very long trichobothria; the
cylinder bristles are shorter on the upper surfaces of the segments.
In addition, there are 6 pairs of distinguishable spine-like setae on
the lower surface of the palpal metatarsi and 5 pairs on the palpal
tibiae. There is no distinguishable series of spine-like setae on
the palpal femora.
Chelicerae about 3.5 times
longer than wide. Propeltidium wider than long by a ratio of
1 to 1.1. Eyes slightly less than a diameter apart."
Clarendon Parish - Portland Cottage, in can trap baited with syrup, December
1968 (S. A. Apeji), 1 male (paratype); 1.2 miles west of Milk River Bath,
on dead branch between mangrove and zeric
cactus scrub, 19 November 1968 (R. E. Woodruff), 1 immature;
Parish - 13 miles east of Kingston-Morant Bay Road,
10 October 1968 (R. Kerns), 1 immature.
(1971a) indicated that this species can be readily distinguished from other
members of the genus by the palpal coloration and armature, the long
cheliceral carina, and the presence of three mesal fondal teeth. Muma (1976) included the
species in his list of Western Hemisphere solifuges, but did not report any