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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
       ajoanus series
        Eremobates affinis
        Eremobates ajoanus
        Eremobates bixleri
       kraepelini series
        Eremobates gracilidens
        Eremobates inkopaensis
        Eremobates kraepelini
        Eremobates otavonae
        Eremobates pallidus
        Eremobates pimanus
        Eremobates pyriflora
        Eremobates titschacki
       nodularis series
        Eremobates nodularis
       palpisetulosus series
        Eremobates bajadae
        Eremobates bantai
        Eremobates kiseri
        Eremobates marathoni
        Eremobates norrisi
        Eremobates palpisetulosus
        Eremobates polhemusi
        Eremobates texanus
       scopulatus series
        Eremobates fagei
        Eremobates girardi
        Eremobates inyoanus
        Eremobates kastoni
        Eremobates leechi
        Eremobates nanus
        Eremobates nivis
        Eremobates papillatus
        Eremobates scopulatellus
        Eremobates scopulatus
        Eremobates spissus
        Eremobates tejonus
        Eremobates tuberculatus
        Eremobates vicinus
        Eremobates villosus
        Eremobates williamsi
       unplaced
        Eremobates bajaensis

        Eremobates coahuilanus
     
  Eremobates guenini
        Eremobates hessei
        Eremobates hystrix

        Eremobates purpusi

      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 inkopaensis Brookhart and Cushing 2005

Eremobates inkopaensis Brookhart and Cushing, 2005: 720-722, figs 6-9.

HOLOTYPE:

Original description:

Eremobates inkopaensis new species

Figs. 6–9

Material examined.—Male holotype, In Ko Pah Valley, Meyer Gorge (328439N, 1168029W), Imperial County, California, U.S.A., 14 March 1982, pitfall trap, J. Berrian (SDMC). Female allotype from same site, pitfall trap, 17 April 1982, J. Berrian (SDMC).

Paratypes: U.S.A.: California: 6 males and 1 female from same site locality by same collector between 4 March–17 April 1982 (5 male paratypes in SDMC, 1 male and 1 female in DMNS).

Etymology.—Refers to the type locality, In Ko Pah Valley.

Diagnosis.—This member of the Eremobates palpisetulosus group is a member of the kraepelini series as defined by Muma & Brookhart (1988). It is the only member of this group without ctenidia. Most members of this series are pale but have some dusky to dusky purple markings. Eremobates  inkopaensis is entirely pale in both the male and female.

Description.Male holotype: total length 21, cheliceral length 5.4, cheliceral width 2.2, propeltidium length 2.6, propeltidium width 5.2, palpus length 14, first leg length 16, fourth leg length 27. Ratios: A/CP 7.04, CL/CW 2.6, PL/PW 0.5, FL/FW 1.0, CW/FFW 5.2. Coloration cream yellow in all aspects of chelicera, propeltidium and appendages. Malleoli white. Cheliceral FF with low, inconspicuous ridge on basal aspect of FF. No teeth ventrally. MF with large PT but only a low ridge anteriorally, small posterior IT separate from PT, tiny AT, MST absent (some paratypes have tiny MST). Fondal teeth graded I, III, II, IV. Fondal notch equal length to width. Mesoventral groove deep, median in position expanding ventrally near the tip (Figs. 6 & 7). Flagellum complex typical of group, no ctenidia, no palpal papillae. Male paratypes (6): total length 20–26, cheliceral length 5.5–6.4, cheliceral width 2.2–2.9, propeltidum length 2.3–3.1, propeltidium width 4.4–4.9, palpus length 17.5–22.0, first leg length 16.0–18.0, fourth leg length 22.0–29.0. Ratios: A/CP 6.5–8.0, CL/CW 2.2–2.9, PL/PW 0.52–0.67, FL/FW 0.7–1.0, CW/FFW 4.2–4.8.
     Female allotype:
total length 22, cheliceral length 6.2, cheliceral width 2.2, propeltidium length 2.1, propeltidum width 3.9, palpus 16.5, first leg length 12.5, fourth leg length 21.0. Ratios: A/CP 4.3, CL/CW 2.8, PL/PW 0.74 GOL/GOW 0.82. Coloration is the same as the males. Chelicera typical of the group, FF with large PT and MT, smaller AT, two IT between PT and MT, one IT between IT and AT, MF with large PT and medium AT, two smaller IT, MST absent (Fig. 8). Genital opercula with broad anterior arms, recurved medial margin, short, curved wings, posterior margin straight (Fig. 9). The allotype but not the paratype with four tiny, thin ctenidia. Female paratype (1): total length 31, cheliceral length 6.8, cheliceral width 2.2, propeltidium length 3.7, propeltidium width 5.5, palpus length 19.5, first leg length 16.5, fourth leg length 26.0. Ratios: A/CP 5.96, CL/CW 2.6, PL/PW 0.65, GOL/GOW 0.76.

Remarks.—The nine specimens of Eremobates inkopahensis were collected in mid-March to early April indicating an early maturity. Eremobates gracilidens Muma 1951 is also found in southern California in Inyo and San Bernardino counties. The two females are shorter legged then E. gracilidens based on the A/CP ratio. The genital opercula are typical of the group although the anterior arms are broader than in other members of this group.

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