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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 oregonensis Brookhart and Cushing 2002

Eremochelis oregonensis Brookhart and Cushing, 2002: 95-96, figs 39-43Adobe PDF icon; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 317.

HOLOTYPE: United States. Oregon: Lake County - Valley Falls, 26 May 1999 (Opler & Buckman), 1 male  (holotype).  Deposited in Denver Museum of Nature and Science.

Original description
Brookhart and Cushing, 2002: 95-96, figs 39-43:

         Description.Male holotype: total length 14, chelicera length 3.3, chelicera width 1.3, propeltidum length 1.8, propeltidium width 2.3, palpal length 14, first leg length 7, fourth leg length 16. Ratios: A/CP 7.3, CL/CW 2.5, FL/FW 0.7, WFF/FW 1.0, CW/WFF 4.2.
         Overall color in alcohol dusky yellow, abdominal tergites darker. Propeltidium dark to dusky with a thin pale oval stripe in middle (Fig. 39). Palpus (Fig. 40) and leg I dusky purple on femur, tibia, metatarsus, and tarsus. Legs II, III, and IV dusky purple on femur, tibia, metatarus and apical half of tarsus. Malleoli white. Fixed finger straight most of the length, curved down slightly at the tip. Ventral edge minutely undulate ending in a shallow trough apically. Mesoventral groove shallow, extending about one half the length of FF on the ventral edge. Movable finger with a single large PT and a small depression anteriorly. No AT or IT. Apical one third with shallow trough on dorsal edge. MST absent. Fondal notch a semicircle rising into the ventral edge of the FF. Fondal teeth graded I, II, III, IV ectally and mesally (Figs. 41 & 42). Flagellum complex typical of branchi group with dorsal bristles tubular, medial bristle flattened plumose, ventral series thin, plumose. No papillae on palpal scopae. Two short, thin ctenidia found on posterior margin of 4th abdominal segment (Fig. 43).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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