The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
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

 

 


 


 

Eremobates cruzi Muma 1951

Eremobates cruzi Muma, ►1951: 82, 121, figs 254-255Adobe PDF icon; ►Muma, 1970: 26Adobe PDF icon; ►Muma, 1976: 17; ►Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 305Adobe PDF icon.

HOLOTYPE: UNITED STATES: Arizona: Santa Cruz County - Bear Valley, 20 July 1949 [collector?], male (holotype) (MCZ).

Original description:
Muma, 1951: 82, figs 254-255.

MALE HOLOTYPE: Total length, 23.0 mm.

 

LENGTH

WIDTH

Chelicerae

6.5 mm.

3.2 mm.

Propeltidium

3.6

4.6

Palpi

18.5

 

1st legs

16.5

 

4th legs

26.0

 

Coloration and structure very similar to those of E. angustus, new species. This species differs from angustus in having a scopula of 30 to 40 papillae on the metatarsus of the palpus. The dentition of the movable finger is slightly different from that of angustus as shown in figure 254.

Figs. 254, 255.  Eremobates cruzi Muma, redrawn from (Muma 1951). 254. ectal view of right male chelicera; 255. mesoventral view of apical segments of left male palpus.

SUBSEQUENT ACCOUNTS: None

DISTRIBUTION:  UNITED STATES: Arizona: Santa Cruz County. Known only from type  series.

PUBLISHED RECORDS: UNITED STATES: Arizona: Santa Cruz County - Bear Valley, 20 July 1949 [collector?], two males (paratypes) (MCZ).

NOTES: In a key to members of the angustus group, Muma (1951) characterized this species as having a scopula of 30 to 40 papillae on the metatarsus of each palpus, and used that attribute to separate it from Eremobates angustus, which is without a scopula. Muma (1970) noted that males of this species are distinguished from those of E. angustus by a  scopula of 30-40 papillae and minor differences in the cheliceral profile.  He further noted that females were unknown at the time, and that the species was known from only 3 males. Muma (1976) included this species in an annotated list of Western Hemisphere Solpugida, again noting that it was known from 3 males, including the holotype. Brookhart and Brookhart (2006) included this species in their annotated checklist of continental North American Solifugae, noting that it was known from 3 males.



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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