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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 kastoni Muma and Brookhart 1988

Eremobates

HOLOTYPE: United States.

Original description:
Muma and Brookhart 1988:

Eremobates kastoni Muma and Brookhart new species

Figures 149 to 157

TYPES: Male holotype from San Diego, CA, May 9, 1969 by B. J. Kaston; female allotype from San Diego, CA, pit traps, June 1971 by B. J. Kaston, both deposited in FSCA.

DIAGNOSIS: Males distinguished by large triangular to rounded. blade-like dorsal process on fixed cheliceral finger peaked over distal half of fondal notch; fondal notch much narrower than width of base of fixed cheliceral finger and slightly wider than deep; distinct rounded to subquadrate anterior process on movable cheliceral finger; unusually distinct ventral notch of movable cheliceral finger from lateral view (fig. 149); 17-58 papillae in basal palpal , metatarsal scopula; and 6 short to long abdominal ctenidia on first post-stigmatic sternite (figs. 150- 151).
Females distinguished by opercula twice as wide as long; short to long, broad, anterior, opercular lobes; small posterior opercular notch with slightly convex lateral margins; a wide, bowed, vulvular opening located near posterior margin of opercula (figs. 154, 155, and 156).

DESCRIPTION: Pale to dusty yellow in color with dusky purplish markings. Palpi lightly to distinctly dusky on all segments except pale basally on femora (fig. 157). Legs IV dusty yellow to lightly dusky with pale metatarsi and tarsi with irregular, narrow to wide submarginal band (fig. 157). Propeltidia dusky to dark; anterior margin dark; with an irregular broad to narrow pale median stripe (figs. 152-153). Mesopeltidia, metapeltidia, and abdominal terga dusky with pleura dark but lighter than tergites. Venters pale. Allotype paler than others.
Males (6) slightly variable in size; CP varies from 9.25-9.75 (mean 9.50). Legs moderately long;
A/CP; varies from 6.33-6.47 (mean 6.36). Fondal notches vary from 0.78-0.89 (mean 0.82). Mesal tooth absent or indistinct. Short abdominal ctenidia vary from 5-6 (mean 5.6). Number of papillae in basal palpal metatarsal scopula varies 17-58 (mean 41.6). One male from Los Angeles County lacked a scopula.
Female allotype has a CP of 10.0; A/CP of 5.0,
indistinct mesal tooth , and posterior opercular notch occupies 27% of opercular area and is more or less triangular in outline.

DISTRIBUTION: We have examined 11 males and 3 females from 4 localities in Los Angeles County, Hesperia in San Bernardino County, and San Diego County most in extreme southwestern California. Most collections were made during May, June, and July; we have one record during September from San Diego, California.

REMARKS: Although this species seems to have some affinities with the scopulatus-vicinus complex, it is most closely related to E. scopulatellus, which tends to be a more northern form, with distinctively different markings.

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