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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 fagei (Roewer 1934)

Eremobates

HOLOTYPE: United States.

Original description

SUBSEQUENT ACCOUNTS:

DISTRIBUTION:
Muma and Brookhart 1988:

Eremobates fagei (Roewer)

Figures 166 to 170

Eremopus fagei Roewer, 1934, p. 563. (female)
Eremobales purpusi,
Muma,
195 1, p. 70. (in part, males and females from Fresno and San Benito Counties)
Eremobales villosus
Muma
, 1970, p. 21. (in part, males and females from Fresno
a
nd San Benito Counties)
Eremobales fagei,
Muma
, 1970, p. 16. (female)

TYPES: Female type and young from California (no further data), Roewer No. 9134, in MNHN.

DIAGNOSIS: Males distinguished by small blade~like dorsal process of fixed cheliceral finger peaked over distal half of fondal notch; fondal notch narrower than width

of base of fixed cheliceral finger and longer than wide; flat topped more or less angular

anterior process, indistinct mesal tooth , and late rally very distinct ventral notch of

movable cheliceral finger (fig. 166); basal metatarsal pal pal scopula of 77~81 papillae;

6 short cte nidia on first post-stigmatic abdominal sternite (fig. 167).

Females distinguished by opercula about 1.5 times as wide as long, with broad elongate

anterior lobes, moderate sized opercular notches with strongly convex lateral margins.

and wide, bowed, vulvular openings occurring at posterior end of opercula (figs. 168-

169).

DESCRIPTION: Pale to dusty yellow with dusky purplish markings. Palpi pale yellow.

or pale yellow except dusty yellow apically on femora. tibiae, metatarsi , and ventrally

on tarsi. Legs pale yellow or pale yellow except dusty yellow on apical ends of femora

and all of tibiae. Propeltidia either dusty yellow with dark margins or dusky with darker

margins and pale centrally but without narrow pale stripe (fig. 170). Mesopeltidia.

metapeltidia. and abdominal terga dusky; pleura pale. Sterna pale.

Male allotype with a CP of 10.0; A/CP of 6.5; fondal notch ratio of 1.2; indistinct

mesal tooth; basal. metatarsal, pal pal scopula varing in number of papillae from 77-81

(mean 79); 6 ctenidia, the outer 4 of which are longer than 1/2 width of succeeding

abdominal sternite.

Females (2) with CP varying from 7.4- 10.0 (mean 8.7); NCP varying from 5.5-6.2

(mean 5.9); indistinct mesal tooth . Opercula 1.5- 1.8 times wider than long with opercular

notches occupying 34-38% (mean 36) of opercular area.

DISTRIBUTION: In addition to type, we have examined a male and female from

Fresno in central California. It is possible that Murna's (195 1) records of viJJosus, under

E. purpusi, from Pacific Grove and San Benito County are this species. We have also

studied a male from Cima, San Bernardino County that we also place here. T here are

insufficient records to indicate maturity.

REMARKS: Male and female from Fresno are either identical with or so closely allied

with fagei that we hesitate placing them elsewhere at the present time.

T his species is closely related to vi/losus and papillatus. It is much paler than vi/losus

and the allotype has fewer papillae and ctenidia. It is much larger than papi/latus with

a larger opercular notch , and to date has been found only in central California.

 

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