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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 maguirei Muma 1986

Ammotrechella maguirei Muma, 1986: 16-17, figs 43-44; Muma, 1987: 17, figs 43-44; Armas, 2004b: 60.

HOLOTYPE: Turks  and  Caicos Islands:   Caicos  Island - north end of Water Cay, under rock, September 1973 (John B. Iverson), 1 male (holotype).  Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

Original description:
Muma, 1986: 16-17, figs 43-44:

         "MALE HOLOTYPE: Total length 9.4 mm. Chelicerae 0.8 mm. wide and 2.4 mm. long.  Propeltidium 1.9 mm. wide and 1.8 mm.
long.
         Coloration in alcohol pale yellow to white except for a narrow brown line along the anterior margin of the propeltidium, a dark eye tubercle, and a dark purplishbrown palpal tarsus and apical two-thirds of the metatarsus.  Other palpal segments and femora and tibiae of leg 4 appear to be rusty yellow in color, but this is caused by a dense clothing of tiny, stout, cylindrical setae.
         Structure typical of other males of the genus.  Cheliceral dentition as shown in figure 43.  Palpal clothing as shown in figure 44. Chelicerae 3 times as long as wide.  Propeltidium 1.1 times wider than long.  Eyes less than a diameter apart.

[Illustration forthcoming]

DISTRIBUTION:  Turks and Caicos Islands (Caicos Island).  Known only from holotype.

NOTES  Muma (1986) postulated that this species is most closely related to
Ammtrechella apejii Muma, noting that it is easily distinguished by its pale body, chelicerae, and legs, which in A. apejii are rust to purplish brown in color.  He further noted that the cheliceral pattern is also distinctive.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 


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