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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

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


 

 

 

 

Family Galeodidae
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family RhagodidaeFamily Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

 

 


 


 

Eremochelis bechteli Muma 1989

Eremochelis bechteli Muma, 1989: 23-24, figs 32-33; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 315.

HOLOTYPE: United States. Nevada: Mineral County - Whiskey Flat, 11 July 1979 (R. D. Bechtel, and R. L. Bradley), 1 male.  Deposited in the Florida State Collection of Arthropods. 

Original description
Muma, 1989: 23-24, figs 32-33:

male holotype: Total length, 18.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         5.5 mm             2.2 mm.
Propeltidium    3.0                     4.0
Palpi                   16.0                   CL/CW=2.50              
1st legs               24.5                   PW/PL=1.33              
4th legs              25.0                   A/CP=7.1
                                                        CP=8.5 


        Coloration in alcohol pale yellow with dusky purplish markings as follows:  eye tubercle dark; propeltidium dusky on anterior third except for a pale median ovate area and a small pale ovate area on each side of eye tubercle; anterior arci each with a dark comma shaped mark; mesopeltidium and metapeltidium with similar comma shaped marks; abdominal terigites bordered with dark bars and spots; abdominal pleurites and sternites pale yellow to grey; palpi and legs essentially pale yellow except for a slight darkening at segmental unions; leg 4 dusky distally on femora, and dorsally and laterally on tibiae and metatarsi; venter pale; and malleoli pale.
        Structure similar to other males of group as shown in measurements and ratios, figure 32 of chelicerae, figure 33 of ctenidia, and a narrow line-like palpal scopula of 15 to 20 papillae.  Fondal teeth graded in size I, III, II, IV ectally and I, III, II, IV mesally.  Mesal tooth of movable cheliceral finger indistinct.  Spine-like setae occur on femora, tibiae, and metatarsi of palpi.
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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