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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 gertschi (Muma 1951)

Therobates gertschi Muma, 1951: 86-88, fig. 151Adobe PDF icon.
Eremochelis gertschi
(Muma): Muma, 1970a: 31; Muma, 1976: 19; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 316
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HOLOTYPE: United States. Utah: Kane County - Zion National Park, 4 to 5 July 1932 (W. J. Gerrtsch), 2 females (holotype, paratype).  Deposited in American Museum of Natural History.

Original description
Muma, 1951: 85-86, figs 142-150 (as Therobates gertschi):

FEmales:  Total length, 18.0 to 19.0 mm. 

                            LENGTH             WIDTH
Chelicerae         5.1-5.3 mm          2.0-2.1 mm.
Propeltidium    2.1-2.2                  3.1-3.3
Palpi                   17.5-18.0              -       
1st legs               13.0-13.0              -
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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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