The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
AMMOTRECHINAE
  Ammotrecha
  Ammotrechella
  Ammotrechesta
  Ammotrechinus
  Ammotrechula
      Ammotrechula boneti
      Ammotrechula borregoensis
      Ammotrechula catalinae
      Ammotrechula gervaisii
      Ammotrechula lacuna
      Ammotrechula mulaiki
      Ammotrechula peninsulanus
      Ammotrechula pilosa
      Ammotrechula saltatrix
      Ammotrechula schusterae
      Ammotrechula venusta
      Ammotrechula wasbaueri

  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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



Ammotrechula catalinae Muma 1989

Ammotrechula catalinae Muma, 1989: 47, figs 74-77; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 324.

HOLOTYPE: Arizona: Pima County - Santa Catalina Mountains, elevation 3000 ft, November 1967 (David Bixler), 1 female (holotype), two immatures.  Deposited in DPI.

Original description:
Muma, 1989: 47, figs 74-77:

"FEMALE HOLOTYPE: Total length 14.5 mm. Chelicerae 1.3 mm. wide and 3.7 mm. long. Propeltidium 3.0 mm. wide and 2.2 mm. long.  Coloration in alcohol pale to rusty yellow with dusky purplish and dark, almost black, purplish brown markings as follows: venter, sternites, malleoli, and lower surfaces of appendage coxae and most leg segments pale to rusty yellow; chelicerae pale to rusty yellow with 2 dark, anteriorly-united, dorsal stripes, a short lateral stripe and scattered ectal spots; eye tubercle black; propeltidium mostly dark with a narrow yellow median stripe, a narrow submarginal stripe laterally and posteriorly, a pale ovate area on each side of eye tubercle, and lateral lobes dark, figure 74; mesopeltidium, metapeltidium, and abdominal tergites very dark in contrast to pale pleura; palpi with tarsi pale, metatarsi dusky to dark on apical third but pale basally, tibiae dark, and femora dusky to dark on apical two-thirds and pale basally, figure 75; legs 1, 2, and 3 dusky above on coxae, femora, tibiae, metatarsi, and tarsi; leg 4 pale to dusty yellow on all segments except tarsi which are distinctly dusky.  Structure similar to other females of genus. Dentition as shown in figure 76; mesal tooth present; carina with peak distal of first fondal tooth. Palpus as shown in figure 75; basal pair of strong, thick cylinder bristles on tibia not long and slender. Opercula as shown in figure 77.  Chelicerae 2.9 times longer than wide. Propeltidium 1.4 times wider than long. Opercula 1.9 times wider than long with opercula notch slightly more than 2/3 as long as opercula.

Muma (1989), in his diagnosis of this species, noted "Although species seems to be related to A. venusta in peninsulana species group of genus, this cannot be assumed in absence of males. It is readily identified by its strikingly distinctive color pattern and presence of 8 pairs of strong, thickened cylinder bristles on palpal tibia and metatarsus."

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 


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