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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 bixleri Muma and Brookhart 1988

Eremobates

HOLOTYPE: United States.

Original description:
Brookhart and Muma 1988:

Eremobates bixleri Muma and Brookhart new species

Figures 59 and 60

TYPES: Male holotype from Pima Co., Tucson, Arizona, April 30, 1968, David E. Bixler, deposited in FSCA.

DIAGNOSIS: Males distinguished by tiny triangular dorso-ectal spur on fixed cheliceral finger; rounded, but apically notched process on movable cheliceral finger; no ctenidia; palpi dusky on metatarsal tips and all of tarsi. Dorsal process of fixed cheliceral finger peaked over distal half of fondal notch.
Females known from a single badly fragmented , previously dehydrated specime
n from Tucson, Arizona.

DESCRIPTION: Species pale to dusty yellow in color with dusky purplish markings as follows. Palpi pale yellow basally to dusty yellow distally with distal 1/4 of metatarsi and all of tarsi dusky. Legs pale yellow with femoral-tibial union of leg IV dusty yellow to dusky. Propeltidia dark along anterior margin with dusky marking and pale area as on ajoanus. Mesopeltidia, metapeltidia, and abdominal terga dusky with pleura pale. Sterna pale.
Males (3) relatively uniform in size; CP varies from 9. 1- 10.6 (mean 10.1). Legs long; A/CP varies from 6.4-6.9 (mean 6.7). Fondal notches slightly longer than wide; length/width ratio was same for all 3 specimens, 1.3 (fig. 59). No ctenidia. Mesal tooth on movable cheliceral finger varies from small to large; mode small.
Single female designated here too badly dessicated and fragmented to permit accurate description; opercul
a (fig. 60).

DISTRIBUTION: All 3 of our male study specimens and the single female from  Tucson, Arizona, collected between April 20 and June 2. See Plate XIX.

REMARKS: Paler coloration, pale, less distinct markings, and distinctly notched anterior process on movable cheliceral finger presently distinguish this species from ajoanus. Ventral notch of movable cheliceral finger completely obscured from a lateral view for this species, and may also prove diagnostic.

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