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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 malkini (Muma 1951)

Therobates malkini Muma, 1951: 88, fig. 153Adobe PDF icon; Muma, 1962: 9Adobe PDF icon.
Eremochelis malkini
(Muma): Muma, 1970a: 32; Muma, 1976: 19; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 316
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HOLOTYPE: United States. Arizona: Coconino County - southern rim of Grand Canyon, 29 June 1947 (Borys Malkin), 1 female (holotype).  Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

Original description
Muma, 1951: 88, fig. 153 (as Therobates malkini):

female holotype: Total length, 23.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         6.8 mm             2.6 mm
Propeltidium    3.0                     4.1
Palpi                   18.0                   -              
1st legs               15.0                   -
4th legs              24.0                   -


       Coloration in alcohol light to rusty yellow, with dusky markings as follows: propeltidium dusky except for a light median ovate area and two posterior submarginal ovate areas; 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, all of tibiae, and proximal ends of metatarsi. Malleoli white.
       Dentition and structure similar to those of branchi, new species, except that there are six trace ctenidia on the first post-spiracular abdominal sternite, and opercula of the genital segment differ as shown in figure 153.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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