Eremochelis gertschi (Muma 1951)
Therobates gertschi Muma, 1951: 86-88, fig. 151.
Eremochelis gertschi (Muma): Muma, 1970a: 31; Muma, 1976: 19; Brookhart
and Brookhart, 2006: 316.
Kane County - Zion National Park, 4 to 5 July 1932 (W. J. Gerrtsch),
2 females (holotype, paratype).
Deposited in American Museum of Natural History.
1951: 85-86, figs 142-150 (as Therobates gertschi):
Total length, 18.0 to 19.0 mm.
Chelicerae 5.1-5.3 mm
4th legs 23.0-25.0
Holotype, larger measurements.
Paratype, smaller measurements.
Coloration in alcohol light to rusty
yellow, with dusky markings as follows: propeltidium dusky except on the
posterior third and on a light median ovate area; eye tubercle dark;
mesopeltidium, metapeltidium, and abdominal tergites dusky, with
abdominal tergites lighter in the middle; palpi dusky on distal ends of
femora and all of tibiae, metatarsi, and tarsi; legs dusky on distal
ends of femora and proximal ends of tibiae. Malleoli white, with dusky
pedicels. Specimens old and alcohol faded.
Dentition worn but similar to
that of Therobates branchi, new species.
Structure also similar to that
of branchi except that this species is smaller and the opercula of the
genital segment of the abdomen differ as shown in figure 151. No trace
ctenidia occur on the first post-spiracular abdominal sternite.