The Arachnid Order Solifugae

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PHYLOGENY/TAXONOMY

Phylogeny of the Solifugae
Keys to FamiliesFamily Ammotrechidae
Family Ceromidae
Family Daesiidae
Family Eremobatidae
 

EREMOBATINAE
  Eremobates
      angustus
group
      aztecus
group
      lapazi
group
     pallipes
group
      palpisetulosus
group
        Eremobates affinis
        Eremobates ajoanus
        Eremobates bajadae
        Eremobates bajaensis
        Eremobates bantai
        Eremobates bixleri
        Eremobates coahuilanus
        Eremobates fagei
        Eremobates girardi
        Eremobates gracilidens
        Eremobates guenini
        Eremobates hessei
        Eremobates hystrix
        Eremobates inkopaensis
        Eremobates inyoanus
        Eremobates kastoni
        Eremobates kiseri
        Eremobates kraepelini
        Eremobates leechi
        Eremobates marathoni
        Eremobates nanus
        Eremobates nivis
        Eremobates nodularis
        Eremobates norrisi
        Eremobates otavonae
        Eremobates pallidus
        Eremobates palpisetulosus
        Eremobates papillatus
        Eremobates pimanus
        Eremobates polhemusi
        Eremobates purpusi
        Eremobates pyriflora
        Eremobates scopulatellus
        Eremobates scopulatus
        Eremobates spissus
        Eremobates tejonus
        Eremobates texanus
        Eremobates titschacki
        Eremobates tuberculatus
        Eremobates vicinus
        Eremobates villosus
        Eremobates williamsi
      scaber
group
      vallis
group

  Eremocosta
  Eremorhax
  Eremothera
  Horribates

THEROBATINAE
  Chanbria
  Eremochelis
 
Hemerotrecha

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Family Galeodidae
Family Gylippidae
Family Hexisopodidae
Family Karschiidae
Family Melanoblossidae
Family Mummuciidae
Family RhagodidaeFamily Solpugidae
Catalog of the Solifugae

 

 
ajoanus series

Diagnosis:  Muma and Brookhart (1988) recognized this series as including those members of the palpisetulosus group having the following characteristics: Males without palpal scopula; with dorsal process of fixed cheliceral finger a short posteriorly elevated spur in lateral view, occupying 9 to 15 percent of finger length; fondal notch nearly as wide as base of fixed cheliceral finger (finger width/notch width mean = 1.08 to 1.22) and slightly longer than wide (fondal notch length/width mean = 0.91 to 1.51); anterior tooth of movable cheliceral finger modified into a low or indistinctly rounded bilobed process; posterior intermediate tooth of movable cheliceral finger located on finger margin at base of principal tooth but not in angle of tooth with dorsal margin of finger; variable sized mesal tooth. Females have opercula typical of group, about 1.5 times wider than long, with opercular notch occupying 29-38% of opercular area, anterior opercular lobes tapered to rounded distal point, and wide, bowed , vulvular openings located near posterior margin of opercula.

Distribution:  United States: southern and western Arizona.

Included species:

Eremobates affinis 
Eremobates ajoanus
Eremobates bixleri

Notes:  Muma and Brookhart (1988) noted that the members of this series are all small to moderate sized, and in general the males have longer legs than those of the palpisetulosus series.

Tabular key to males of the ajoanus series of the palpisetulosus species-group of Eremobates Banks
(Modified from Muma and Brookhart (1988)).

Species
palpal coloration
Position peak dorsal process mean (x)
Form anterior tooth movable finger
Fondal notch length width ratio mean (x)
number of ctenidia mean (x)
CP mean (x)
affinis
Palpi pale apically
About 1/2
Bilobed
     1.08
     0.91

10.0

ajoanus
Palpi dark apically
Distal 1/3
Not or weakly bilobed
     1.09
     1.44
10.9
bixleri
Palpi dark apically
Distal 1/4
Notched
     1.22

1.51

10.1

 


 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   

 



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