Eremobates becki Muma 1986
Eremobates becki ►Muma, 1986: 7-8, fig. 16; ► Muma, 1987*: 8, fig. 16; ► Vázquez Rojas,
1995: 31; Vázquez Rojas, 1996e: 76; ►Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 305.
Chihuahua: Colonia Garcia, 19 July 1931 (D. Eldon Beck), 1 male
(holotype). Deposited in the collection of Brigham Young
University, Provo, Utah.
Muma, 1986: 7-8,
Total length, 18.5 mm.
Chelicerae 5.5 mm.
1st legs 13.5
4th legs 24.5
Coloration in alcohol obscure. The specimen has dried out at one
time had has been recovered. There are no distinct markings on the
appendages or the abdomen. The propeltidium is dark along the
anterior margin and apparently distinctly dusky on the anterior half. .
Structure essentially the same
as that of E. angustus Muma and E. cruzi Muma except that
the anterior tooth of the movable cheliceral finger is distinctly
tooth-like, the fondal notch is quadrangular, slightly wider than long,
and only slightly narrower or wider than the fixed finger. Figure
16 shows the cheliceral dentition. The above measurements and
ratios are also distinctive except for that of length; the abdomen is
Fig. 16, Eremobates becki
Muma, left chelicera of male,ectal view. Redrawn from Muma (1986).
Muma, 1987: 8,
Duplicates above decscription, without added content.
Chihuahua: Colonia Garcia.
RECORDS: Known only from the type.
Muma (1986,1987) noted that there is
no scopula on the male palpus, and no discernable ctenidia on the first
post-stigmatic abdominal sternite of the male. He
the two previously described species of this group, have the fondal notch
triangular in form, distinctly longer than wide, and much wider than the
base of the fixed cheliceral finger. He reported that the ECCS have been
broken off of both chelicerae of the holotype and cannot be illustrated. Vázquez Rojas
(1995) included this species in a list of the solifuges of Mexico. Brookhart
and Brookhart (2006) included this species in
checklist of continental North American Solifugae, noting that it was known
only from the type.
*Muma (1987) is a
republication of Muma (1986).