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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 macswaini  (Muma 1962)

Therobates macswaini Muma, 1962: 17, figs 16-17Adobe PDF icon.
Eremochelis macswaini
(Muma): Muma, 1970a: 34-35; Muma, 1976: 19; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 318
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HOLOTYPE: United States. California: Los Angeles County - Crystal Lake, 29 July 1950 (J. W. McSwain), 1 male (holotype).  Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

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

male holotype: Total length, 16.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         4.2 mm             1.5 mm
Propeltidium    2.1                     2.8
Palpi                   16.0                   -              
1st legs               12.0                   -
4th legs              20.0                   -


       Color in alcohol similar to that of T. arcus except there are three longitudinal dusky stripes on chelicerae, markings on propeltidium more distinct, and legs dusky on femora, tibiae, and metatarsi.
       Dentition similar to that of T. arcus except fixed finger not bowed but hooked downward at its distal end, fondal notch narrow and obscure, and fondal teeth graded I, II, III, IV in size (fig. 16).
       Structure similar to that of T. arcus except this species smaller and ctenidia on first post-spiracular abdominal segment tubular and not extending to posterior margin of succeeding segment (fig. 17). Two of the ctenidia are broken off on the holotype.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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