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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 kiseri Muma and Brookhart 1988

Eremobates

HOLOTYPE: United States.

Original description:
Muma and Brookhart 1988:

Eremobates kiseri Muma and Brookhart new species

Figures 35 to 39

TYPES: Male holotype from Turkey, Texas, 21 May 1970, D. Kiser and female allotype from 6 mi. S.E. of Turkey, Texas, 4 June 1970, D. Kiser, in FSCA.

DIAGNOSIS: Males distinguished by their short slender ctenidia which range from 2-5 in number, frequent absence of anterior intermediate tooth of movable cheliceral finger, and laterally distinct ventral notch of the movable cheliceral finger. Most specimens examined had only 2-3 short ctenidia; 1 had 2 long ctenidia and 1 had 5 long ctenidia. Dorsal process of fixed cheliceral finger peaked over basal half of fondal notch.
Females distinguished by abruptly tapered anterior lobes of the opercula, convex lateral margins of posterior opercular notch and narrow, crescentic vulvular opening.

DESCRIPTION: Most specimens examined had been darkened by inadequate preservation but the species apparently is pale to dusky yellow in color with the following dark purplish markings. Palpi pale with distal 1/3-2/3 of metatarsi and all of tarsi dusky to darker. Legs pale with little or no dusky markings. Propeltidia dark along anterior margin with occasional specimens also lightly dusky on anterior 1/3 to all of sclerite; some specimens also have a narrow pale median stripe as on palpisetulosus (fig. 350). Mesopeltidia, metapeltidia, and abdominal terga dark; pleura pale. Sterna pale.
Males (10) quite variable in size; CP varies from 8.8-13.0 (mean 11
.1). Legs moderate in length; A/CP varies from 5.8-6.2 (mean 6.0). Fondal notches longer than wide, varying in length/width ratio from 1.3-1.7 (mean 1.4) (fig. 36). Ctenidia short and slender, varying from 2 to 5 (mean 2.4) (fig. 37).
Males have a small to medium sized mesal tooth on movable cheliceral finger; mode medium sized.
Females (11) also variable in size; CP varies from 9.3- 12.5 (mean 11.0). Legs short;
AlCP varies from 5.0-5.2 (mean 5. 1). Females have an indistinct to medium sized mesal tooth on movable cheliceral finger; mode small. Opercula with anterior·lobes undulate mesally; opercular notches occupying 30-47% of opercula (mean 37) (figs. 38-39
).

DISTRIBUTION : This species is presently known only from Turkey, Texas from which we have examined 13 males and 11 females.

REMARKS: This species has affinities with 2 other species of this series. It is similar in coloration, size and general morphology to palpisetulosus from which it differs in location of the peak of the dorsal process of the fixed finger; size of male ctenidia, and form of the female opercula. It is also similar to norrisi but differs from that species in size of male ctenidia, profile of male chelicera, fondal notch ratio, A/CP, and form of the female vulvular opening. Collection records indicate maturity during May and June.

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