The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily AmmotrechidaeFamily Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae

EREMOBATINAE
  Eremobates
      angustus
group
      aztecus
group
      lapazi
group
     pallipes group
      palpisetulosus
group
      scaber
group
          Eremobates actenidia
          Eremobates ascopulatus
          Eremobates clarus
          Eremobates corpink
          Eremobates ctenidiellus
          Eremobates hodai
          Eremobates icenogelei
          Eremobates legalis
          Eremobates mormonus
          Eremobates scaber
          Eremobates similis
          Eremobates socal
          Eremobates zinni
      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 legalis Harvey 2002

Datames geniculatus (C.L. Koch): Simon, 1879a: 138-139, fig. 31.
"Eremocosta geniculata (Simon)": Roewer, 1934: 570, fig. 324q.
"Eremobates geniculatus (Simon)": Muma, 1970a: 10-11, fig. 8; Muma, 1976: 15; Cloudsley-Thompson, 1977: 64; Maury, 1985a: fig. 9; Muma, 1987: 20; Vázquez Rojas, 1995: 30; Vázquez Rojas, 1996e: 76; Rocha, 2002: fig. 9.
Eremobates legalis Harvey, 2002a: 451; ►Brookhart and Cushing, 2004: 307, fig. 60; ►Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 313.
Not "Eremobates geniculatus (Simon)": Muma, 1951: 55-57, figs 54-57 (misidentification, see Eremobates mormonus (Roewer)).

HOLOTYPE: Type.—Female holotype from Mexico, No. 2129 (Roewer No. 9135) in MNHN

Original description:

SUBSEQUENT ACCOUNTS:
Brookhart and Cushing 2004: 307, fig. 60

Female: Overall coloration pale yellow. Palpus, legs yellow, propeltidium with faint violet tinge anteriorly. Abdomen grey. Chelicera typical, posterior tooth of MF in the notch of PT, no cleft. No palpal papillae, two tiny hair like ctenidia. Operculum with long, thin arms, smooth medial margin, short gently curving wings, posterior margin curved (Fig. 60). Female holotype: Total length 23.0, chelicera length 5.4, chelicera width 2.5, propeltidium length 2.3, propeltidium width 4.3, palpus length 13.0, first leg length 10.5, fourth leg length 14.5. Ratios: A/CP 4.93, CL/CW 2.16, PL/PW 0.53, GOL/GOW 0.69.

DISTRIBUTION: MEXICO. Known only from holotype.

PUBLISHED RECORds:

nOTES: Brookhart and Cushing (2004) noted that the specific epithet ‘‘geniculatus’’ is from Latin and means "bent". They found this interesting since it probably refers to the male fixed finger and E. geniculatus was known only from one female. They also noted that, while Muma (1970) distinguishes this species by the presence of two small ctenidia, females of several species possess ctenidia making reliance upon this character for separation invalid, and commented that they examined other specimens from the southwestern United States labeled E. geniculatus by Muma and consider them to be misidentifications. Brookhart and Cushing (ibid.)described the female genital opercula  as similar to E. ascopulatus. Brookhart and Brookhart (2006) included the species in an annotated checklist of continental North American Solifugae. It is the only member of the scaber group presently known from Mexico.

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 


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