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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
 

EREMOBATINAE
  Eremobates
      angustus
group
      aztecus
group
      lapazi
group
     pallipes
group
      palpisetulosus
group
        Eremobates affinis
        Eremobates ajoanus
        Eremobates bajadae
        Eremobates bajaensis
        Eremobates bantai
        Eremobates bixleri
        Eremobates coahuilanus
        Eremobates fagei
        Eremobates girardi
        Eremobates gracilidens
        Eremobates guenini
        Eremobates hessei
        Eremobates hystrix
        Eremobates inkopaensis
        Eremobates inyoanus
        Eremobates kastoni
        Eremobates kiseri
        Eremobates kraepelini
        Eremobates leechi
        Eremobates marathoni
        Eremobates nanus
        Eremobates nivis
        Eremobates nodularis
        Eremobates norrisi
        Eremobates otavonae
        Eremobates pallidus
        Eremobates palpisetulosus
        Eremobates papillatus
        Eremobates pimanus
        Eremobates polhemusi
        Eremobates purpusi
        Eremobates pyriflora
        Eremobates scopulatellus
        Eremobates scopulatus
        Eremobates spissus
        Eremobates tejonus
        Eremobates texanus
        Eremobates titschacki
        Eremobates tuberculatus
        Eremobates vicinus
        Eremobates villosus
        Eremobates williamsi
      scaber
group
      vallis
group

  Eremocosta
  Eremorhax
  Eremothera
  Horribates

THEROBATINAE
  Chanbria
  Eremochelis
 
Hemerotrecha


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 


 


 

Eremobates bajadae Muma and Brookhart 1988

Eremobates

HOLOTYPE: United States.

Original description:
Muma and Brookhart 1988:

Eremobates bajadae Muma and Brookhart new species

Figures 21 to 24

TYPES: Male holotype and female allotype collected in can traps in a Larrea thicket, June I, 1973, north of Deming, NM by M. H. Muma and K. E. Muma, in FSCA.

DIAGNOSIS: Males distinguished by lack of ctenidia, rounded elements of anterior tooth of movable cheliceral finger, and laterally obscure ventral notch of movable cheliceral finger. Of many specimens examined casually and 17 examined closely only 1 had a single tiny (trace) ctenidium. Ventral notch of movable finger always obscure from ecto-Iateral view, although it becomes distinct if chelicera is rotated ventrally. Dorsal process of fixed cheliceral finger peaked over distal half of fondal notch.
Females distinguished by apically, broadly rounded , anterior lobes of opercula. concave lateral margins of posterior opercular notch, and the wide, bowed vulvular opening
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DESCRIPTION: Species pale to dark. dusty yellow in color with dark purplish markings. Palpi pale with many specimens faintly dusky on tarsi or tarsi and metatarsal tips.  Legs pale with rare specimens dusky at femoral-tibial union of leg IV. Propeltidia dark on anterior margins with some specimens also faintly to distinctly dusky on anterior 1/3 (fig. 22), to all of sclerite with narrow pale stripe; a few specimens also have median, longitudinal, pale, oval area behind eyes. Population at Portal, Arizona frequently has the propeltidia dusky for 1/3 to all of the sclerite and the legs and palpi with dusky areas. Abdominal terga dusky to dark with pleura pale to dusky. Sterna pale. Many females lack dusky areas on propeltidia.
Males (17) somewhat variable in size; CP varies from 10.0- 13.8 (mean 12.1 ). Legs long; A/CP varies from 6.3-6.9 (mean 6.6). Fondal notches longer than wide varying in length/width ratio from 1.3-1.9 (mean 1.7) (fig. 2 1). Males have small to medium sized mesal tooth on movable cheliceral finger; mode medium sized.
Females (15) more variable in size; CP varies from 9.8-15.3 (mean 11 .6). Legs short
; A/CP varies from 4.9-5.6 (mean 5.3). Females have small or medium sized mesal tooth on movable cheliceral fin ger; mode small . Opercula with anterior lobes undulate or concave mesally; opercular notches occupying 21-5 I% of opercula (mean 31) (figs. 23-24 ). Opercular notches with straight or concave lateral margins.

DISTRIBUTION: This species is known only from western New Mexico and eastern Arizona . We have examined and studied numerous males and females from Portal and Douglas, Arizona and Rodeo, Road Forks, Lordsburg, Deming and Silver City, New Mexico.

REMARKS: This species has no known close relatives within the group and series. It is nearly as large as marathoni Muma with a deep narrow fondal notch but lacks the markings and ctenidia of that species. There are indications that this species hybridizes with norrisi new species. See remarks under that species for maturity dates.

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