The Arachnid Order Solifugae



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 rothi  (Muma 1962)

Therobates rothi Muma, 1962: 24-25, figs 30-32Adobe PDF icon.
Eremochelis rothi
(Muma): Muma, 1970a: 36; Muma, 1976: 20; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 319

HOLOTYPE: United States. Arizona: Yuma County - Welton, [date?] (Gene Lorance), 1 male (holotype).  Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

Original description
Muma, 1962: 24-25, figs 30-32 (as Therobates rothi):

male HOLOTYPE: Total length, 12.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         2.6 mm             1.5 mm.
Propeltidium    2.1                     2.6
Palpi                   15..0                   -              
1st legs               10.5                    -
4th legs              18.0                    -

       Color in alcohol somewhat faded but apparently nearly identical with that of T. andreasana except abdominal tergites dark. Malleoli apparently with dark margins..
       Dentition of chelicerae as shown in figures 30 and 31. Movable finger with principal tooth large, one tiny intermediate tooth just in front of principal tooth, anterior tooth missing, two low ridges near attenuated apex of finger that overlap, forming a dorsal groove and a mesial shallow cup, and mesial tooth missing. Fondal notch U-shaped, somewhat wider than base offixed finger and lacking denticules. Fixed finger lightly sinuate and gradually tapering from base to tip.
       Groove of fixed finger an indistinct mesoventral hollow not extending to base of finger. Flagellum complex with apical bristles of dorsal tubular series enlarged and flattened and those of mesial plumose series slightly enlarged but not distinctly flattened. Mesial setae of movable finger not distinctly plumose.
       Eye tubercle located on anterior margin of propeltidium, with eyes separated by slightly more than one diameter. Propeltidium wider than long by a ratio of 1 to 1.3.
       Metatarsus, tarsus, and tibia of palpus sparsely provided with large cylinder bristles below and short fine ones above, as well as usual long hairs and series of slender spines. Metatarsus of palpus with scopula and about four times as long as tarsus.
       First post-spiracular abdominal sternite provided with two long, bladelike ctenidia extending beyond posterior margin of second successive segment (fig. 32).




























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