Eremobates corpink Brookhart and Cushing 2004
►Brookhart and Cushing 2004: 306, figs 20-26; ►Brookhart and Brookhart,
UNITED STATES: Utah,
Kane County - Coral Pink Sand Dunes (37º05'N, 112º40'W), 2 August 1988, R.W.
Bauman, 1 ♂ (holotype) (DMNH).
Brookhart and Cushing, 2004: 306, figs 20-26:
Overall coloration pale straw yellow, palpal tarsus and distal
one third of metatarsus blotched brownish violet, all other
appendages pale straw yellow, propeltidium with lightly blotched
brownish violet except for pale median ovoid region (Fig. 20),
abdomen yellow to grey. Cheliceral fixed finger thin, regularly
curved, movable finger with large PT, smaller triangulate AT, cleft
anterior to AT, posterior IT separate from PT (Figs. 21–22). Two
short, thin ctenidia (Fig. 24), palpal papillae 40–82 (Fig. 23).
Total length 21.0, propeltidium length 2.5, propeltidium width 2.9,
chelicera length 4.7, chelicera width 2.4, palpus length 16.0, first
leg length 12.5, fourth leg length 22.0. Ratios: A/CP 6.92,
PL/PW 0.90, CL/CW 1.96, FL/FW 0.56, FFW/FW 1.80, CW/FFW 12.00.
Male paratypes (2):
Total length 20.0–20.5, propeltidium length 2.60–3.82,
propeltidium width 3.15–3.90, chelicera length 3.82–5.45, chelicera
width 2.0–3.9, palpus length 16.0–17.5, first leg length 12.0–14.0,
fourth leg length 22.0–22.5. Ratios: A/CP 6.22–6.94, PL/PW
0.80–0.98, CL/CW 1.32– 2.60, FFW/FW 1.19–1.45, FL/FW 0.56–0.94, CW/FFW
7.96–10.70. Female allotype: Overall coloration as in male,
palpus and legs yellow, propeltidium blotched violet purple in
anterior edge, abdomen grey, chelicera typical, no cleft under AT of
MF, posterior IT in notch of PT of MF (Fig. 25), 2 faint violet
stripes on posterior dorsal edge of chelicera, genital opercula with
short, broad arms, slightly curved medial edge with two small lobes,
wings short and curved, posterior edge curved (Fig. 26).
Female allotype: Total length 19.0, propeltidium length 2.5,
propeltidium width 2.8, chelicera length 6.0, chelicera width 2.8,
palpus length 15.0, first leg length 12.0, fourth leg length 20.0.
Ratios: A/CP 5.53, CL/CW 2.15, PL/PW 0.90, GOL/GOW 0.73.
Figures 20–26.Eremobates corpink Brookhart
and Cushing. Redrawn from Brookhart and Cushing (2004): 20.
Dorsal view male propeltidium. 21. Ectal view male right chelicera.
22. Mesal view male right chelicera. 23. Ventral view male right
palpus. 24. Ventralview male ctenidia. 25. Ectal view female
chelicera. 26. Ventral view female genital operculum. Scale lines 5
UNITED STATES: Utah.
RECORds: UNITED STATES: Utah,
Kane County - Coral Pink Sand Dunes, 11 June 2002 (S.M. Clark), 1 ♀ (allotype)
(DMNS); 9 July 2002 (S.H. Clark and J.S. Robertson), 1 ♂ (paratype) (BYU). .
Escalante National Monument (37º25'N,
9 July 2000, D.J. (Craven, E. Cygen and W.N. Wendel), 1 ♂ (paratype) (BYU).
Brookhart and Cushing (2004) stated that this species can be separated
from E. zinni (to which it appears related) and E.
ascopulatus by the be and shape of the ctenidia, the shape of the female
opercula, and the coloration. They further noted that the restricted
habitat in and around the Coral Pink Sand Dunes has produced other endemic
Brookhart and Brookhart (2006) include the species in an annotated checklist
of continental North American solifugae.