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 socal Brookhart and Cushing 2004

Eremobates socal ►Brookhart and Cushing 2004: 304, 305, figs 4-9; ►Brookhart and Brookhart 2006: 314.

HOLOTYPE: UNITED STATES: California: San Diego County - Mt. Palomar State.Park (33Ί20'N, 116Ί54'W), 13 July 1953 (W.J. & J.W. Gertsch), ♂ (holotype) (AMNH).

Original description:

Males: Appendage and propeltidium background coloration dusky yellow, propeltidium violet brown on the anterior and lateral fringes, a broadly ovoid yellow center (Fig. 10), abdomen dusky grey, apical half of palpal metatarsus dusky violet, legs I & II dusky yellow, femur of legs III & IV dusky violet. Male cheliceral FF regularly curved, MF with large PT, small triangulate AT with a cleft, small IT, posterior IT separate from PT (Figs. 11–12), 47–60 palpal papillae, a few on tarsus (Fig. 13), 4 short needle like ctenidia extending less than half the succeeding segment (Fig. 14).
Male holotype:
Total length 19.0, chelicera length 5.63, chelicera width 2.58, propeltidium length 2.50, propeltidium width 4.36, palpus length 18.0, first leg length 13.0, fourth leg length 21.5. Ratios: A/CP 6.46, CL/CW 2.18, PL/PW 0.57, FL/FW 1.00, FW/FFW 1.45, CW/FFW 5.64. Male paratypes (4): Total length 19.0–20.0, chelicera length 5.00–5.63, chelicera width 2.42–2.58, propeltidium length 2.50–2.92, propeltidium width 4.17–4.38, palpus length 16.0–18.0, first leg length 12.0–14.0, fourth leg length 20.0–21.5. Ratios: A /CP 6.06–6.46, CL/CW 2–2.18, PL/PW 0.62–0.7. FL/FW 0.71–1.00, FW/FFW 1.17–1.70, CW/FFW 5.00–6.00.
Females: Coloration as in the male. Chelicerae typical with posterior IT of MF in the notch, no cleft under AT (Fig. 15). No palpal papillae, no ctenidia. Genital operculum with long, broad arms, long curved medial edge ending in a point, short, offset wings, curved posterior margin (Fig. 16).
Female allotype:
Total length 19.0, chelicera length 5.29, chelicera width 2.08, propeltidium length 2.29, propeltidium width 3.83, palpus length 12.0, first leg 12.0, fourth leg length 19.0.  Ratios: A/CP 5.27, PL/PW 0.60, CL/CW 2.54, GOL/GOW 0.72. Female paratypes (2): Total length 20.0–20.5, chelicera length 6.25–6.50, chelicera width 2.5, propeltidium length 2.5—2.6, propeltidium width 4.50–4.58, palpus length 14.5–15.0, first leg length 12.0, fourth leg length 18.0–19.0. Ratios: A/CP 5.97–6.00, CL/CW 2.5, PL/PW 0.57, GOL/GOW 0.5–0.6.

SUBSEQUENT ACCOUNTS: None.

DISTRIBUTION: UNITED STATES: California - San Diego and San Bernardino Counties.

PUBLISHED RECORds: Specimens examined.—UNITED STATES: California: San Bernardino County - Big Bear Lake (34Ί14'N, 116Ί54'W), July 1950 (collector ?), ♂ (AMNH); Granite Cove, 8 km N on Kelbaker Road (34Ί46'N, 115Ί39'W), E. Fasler, 2 ♂, (California State Riverside [=UCR?); Joshua Tree National Monument (35Ί07'N, 116Ί02'W), 22 August 1994 (collector ?), ♀ (DMNH); San Diego County- Mount Palomar State Park [now Palomar Mountain State Park] (33Ί20'N, 116Ί54'W), 13 July 1953 (W.J. & J.W. Gertsch), 3 ♂, 2♀ (including ♀ allotype) (AMNH). 

nOTES:
Diagnosis.—Eremobates socal can be separated from E. zinni and E. mormonus by size and shape of ctenidia, color variation and female genital operculum.Remarks.—Eremobates socal is similar to E. zinni and E. mormonus but can be separated by the shape and size of the ctenidia, coloration, and shape of female genital opercula. It was found in the coastal shrub area on Mt. Palomar in San Diego County, California.

Brookhart and Brookhart (2006) included the species in an annotated checklist of continental North American Solifugae.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 


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