The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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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 rossi Muma 1986

Eremochelis rossi Muma, 1986: 11, 12, figs 28-29; Muma, 1987: 12, figs 28, 29; Vázquez Rojas, 1995: 31; Vázquez Rojas, 1996e: 76; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 318.

HOLOTYPE: Mexico. Estado de Mexico: Popocatepetl, 11,000 ft elevation on north slope. 22 November 1946 (E. S. Ross), 1 male.  Deposited in the collection of the California Academy of Sciences.. 

Original description
Muma, 1986: 11, 12, figs. 28, 29:

male holotype: Total length, 13.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         2.0 mm.           0.9 mm.
Propeltidium    1.6                     1.9
Palpi                   12.0                  CL/CW=3.22
1st legs               8.0                     PL/PW=1.19
4th legs              13.0                   A/CP=7.33

        Coloration in alcohol very similar to that of E. cochisae Muma except this species has the purplish markings much less dense and paler; eye tubercle dark; propeltidium with an incomplete submarginal band; the purplish markings on the abdominal tergites tend to form 3 stripes, and the malleoli are not distinctly margined..
      
Structure similar to other species of the group.  The spine-like palpal setae are slender and not countable.  Chelicerae as in figure 28; ctenidia as in figure 29.  Palpal metatarsus longer than tarsus by a ratio of 3 to 1; there is no palpal scopula..



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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