Eremochelis kerni Muma 1989
Eremochelis kerni Muma, 1989: 30-31, figs 46-49;
Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 318.
California: Tulare County - Roads End, Kern River, 2 July 1956 (V. Roth and
Deposited in American Museum of Natural History.
30-31, figs 46-49:
Total length 18.0 mm.
Chelicerae 4.9 mm
Leg 4 24.0
Coloration in alcohol
pale to dark yellow with dusky purplish markings as follows: eye
tubercle dark; propeltidium dusky on anterior 3/4 with median pale ovate
area and a light ovate area on each side of eye tubercle; mesopeltidium,
metapeltidium, and abdominal tergites dusky bordered forming two narrow
lateral stripes; palpi dusky on dorsal and lateral surfaces of all
segments except coxae; legs dusky on dorsal and lateral surfaces of all
segments except coxae and tarsi; venter pale; malleoli pale.
Structure similar to other males of group
as indicated by measurements and ratios, figure 46 of cheliceral
profile, and figure 47 of ctendidia. Fondal tooth sizes are I,
III, II, IV ectally and I, II, III, IV mesally. A ridge but no
distinct mesal tooth on movable cheliceral finger. There are 15-20
slender papillae in slender palpal scopula, and 6-8 long spine-like
setae ventrally on palpal femora, 3 pairs on tibiae, and 4 or 5 almost
not recognizable, on metatarsi. Metatarsus of palpus 3.5 times the
length of tarsus.
Total length, 19.5 to 21.0 mm. Allotype smaller measurements.
Chelicerae 5.0-5.2 mm
4th legs 18.5-21.0
Coloration in alcohol similar to male
except considerably paler with dusky markings not as extensive.
Structure similar to other females of
group as indicated in measurements and ratios, figure 48 of chelicerae,
and figure 49 of opercula. No mesal tooth on movable cheliceral
finger; four trace ctenidia on first post-stigmatic abdominal sternite,
and palpi also armed ventrally with spine-like setae.
California: San Bernardino County - Pearblossom, 26 April 1974 (David E.
Bixler), 1 female (allotype) [in AMNH]; Alta Loma, indoors in chaparral, 27
May 1974 (D. E. Bixler), 1 female (paratype) [in M. H. Mumas personal