The Arachnid Order Solifugae
Muma and Brookhart 1988
Muma and Brookhart 1988:
and Brookhart new species
176 and 177
Female holotype from Saline Valley, Inyo County, California, June 14,
1960, Station 18. B. Banta. deposited in CAS.
Males unknown. Females distinguished by opercula about twice as wide as
long with short, broad, anterior lobes, small opercular notches with
distinctly undulate lateral margins and wide, bowed vulvular openings
varying in position from posterior half of opercular notches to nearly
end of opercula.
Pale to dusty yellow with dusky, purplish brown markings. Palpi and legs
pale to dusty yellow on all segments, with palpi occasionally darker on
tarsi and metatarsi and legs IV occasionally dusky on tibiae and a
pically on femora.
as shown for papillatus
females (fig. 174).
Mesopeltidia, metapeltidia, and abdominal terga dark with pleura pale.
Females CP varying from 9.8-10.5 (mean 10.3); NCP varying from 5.5-6.0
mesal tooth. Opercula 1.6-2.0
wider than long
20-27% (mean 24) of
opercular area (figs.
and 3 female
all from Saline Valley in
County, California and were collected during May and June.
margins on the opercular
and broader anterior opercular
and the lateral
opercular notches are much
more distinctly undulate.
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