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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
AMMOTRECHINAE
  Ammotrecha
  Ammotrechella
      Ammotrechella apejii
      Ammotrechella bahamica
     
Ammotrechella bolivari
     
Ammotrechella bonariensis
      Ammotrechella cubae
      Ammotrechella diaspora
      Ammotrechella geniculata

      Ammotrechella hispaniolana
      Ammotrechella jutisi
      Ammotrechella maguirei

     
Ammotrechella pallida
     
Ammotrechella pseustes
      Ammotrechella setulosa
     
Ammotrechella stimpsoni
     
Ammotrechella tabogana
  Ammotrechesta
  Ammotrechinus
  Ammotrechula
  Antillotrecha
  Campostrecha

  Dasycleobis
  Neocleobis
  Pseudocleobis
MORTOLINAE
  Mortola
NOTHOPUGINAE
  Nothopuga
OLTACOLINAE
  Oltacola
SARONOMINAE
  Branchia
  Chinchippus
  Inessa
  Procleobis
  Saronomus
INCERTAE SEDIS
  Chileotrecha
  Eutrecha
  Xenotrecha
  Happlodontus

Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
Family Galeodidae
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family RhagodidaeFamily Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 


 

Ammotrechella bahamica Muma 1986

Ammotrechella bahamica Muma, 1986: 17-18, figs 45-46w; Muma, 1987: 17-18, figs 45-46w; Armas, 2004b: 60w.

HOLOTYPE:: The Bahamas: Eleuthera Island -Weyer House, Winding Bay,  June 1965 (A. Spielman), 1 male (holotype).  Deposited in the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Harvard
University.

Original description:
Muma, 1986: 17-18, figs 45-46:

        "MALE HOLOTYPE: Total length 13.0 mm. Chelicerae 0.9 mm. wide and 3.0 mm. long.  Propeltidium 2.1 mm. wide and 2.3 mm. long.
         Coloration in alcohol white to pale to dusky yellow with dusky brownish to purplish markings as follows: eye tubercle dark with a narrow pale line between the eyes; chelicerae, all dorsal tergites, pleura, venter, sternites, and malleoli pale; palpi dusky on tarsus, metatarsus, tibia, and apical ends of the femur; legs 1 and 2 pale, legs 3 and 4 dusky on metatarsi, tibiae, and most of the femora.
          Structure similar to that of other members of the genus.  Cheliceral dentition as in figure 45. Palpal armature as in figure 46. Chelicera 3.3 times longer than wide. Propeltidium 1.1 times longer than wide. There is a distinct mesal tooth on the movable cheliceral finger and 4 fondal teeth on both the
ectal and mesal rows. The spine-like palpal setae seem to be elongate, strong, dark, cylinder setae."

[ Illustrations forthcoming]

DISTRIBUTION: The Bahamas (Eleuthera Island). Known only from holotype.

NOTES: Muma (1986), in commenting on the uncertainty surrounding identification of specimens purported to be Ammotrechella geniculata (Koch); see Muma (1970), whose type series and subsequently designated lectotype are missing, noted that specimens from South America and the greater Antilles are dark and well striped with 3 pairs of palpal metatarsal spine-like setae, while hose from the northern West Indies are very pale or totally unstriped
specimens with 3 to 6 pairs of palpal metatarsal spine-like setae.  He suggested that those with 3 pairs are probably the present species.  He also suggested that this species may be closely related to Ammotrechella  diaspora Roewer, bit that such a theory cannot be ascertained until males of that species have been collected.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 


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