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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 coloradensis (Muma 1962)

Therobates coloradensis Muma, 1962: 9-10, figs 6-7Adobe PDF icon.
Eremochelis coloradensis
(Muma): Muma, 1970a: 31; Muma, 1976: 19; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 316
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HOLOTYPE: United States. Arizona: Mohave County - Grand Canyon, 2 July 1956, 1 female (holotype).  Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

Original description
Muma, 1962: 10-11, fig. 8 (as Therobates coloradensis):

female holotype: Total length, 22.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         7.2 mm             2.6 mm
Propeltidium    2.8                     4.7
Palpi                   18.5                   -              
1st legs               13.5                   -
4th legs              23.5                   -


       Color in alcohol light rusty yellow, with dusky purplish markings similar to those on T. malkini.
        Dentition and structure similar to those of T. branchi Muma except there is a tiny supernumerary tooth just behind anterior tooth on fixed finger of chelicerae, there are six trace ctenidia on first post-spiracular abdominal sternite, there are about 20 widely spaced papillae in a thin scopula on metatarsus of palpi (fig. 6), and opercula of genital segment differ (fig. 7).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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