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.
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
Muma, 1986: 11,
12, figs. 28, 29:
Total length, 13.0 mm.
Chelicerae 2.0 mm.
4th legs 13.0
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..