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





Chanbria serpentinus Muma 1951

Chanbria serpentinus Muma, 1951: 96 (key), 97 (figs 182-184), 98Adobe PDF icon; Muma, 1970a: 37Adobe PDF icon; Muma, 1976: 20; Muma and Muma, 1988: 25; Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 315Adobe PDF icon.

HOLOTYPE: United States. Arizona: Pima County - Tucson, June 16, 1950 (O. Bryant), adult male.  Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

Original description
Muma, 1951: 96 (key), 97 (figs 182-184), 98:

MALE HOLOTYPE: Total length, 19.0 mm.

                            LENGTH         WIDTH
Chelicerae         4.8 mm.            1.6 mm.
Propeltidium   2.4                     2.0
Palpi                  32.0
First legs           13.5
Fourth legs      26.0

        Coloration in alcohol yellow to rusty yellow,  with dusky purplish markings as follows: distal ends of femur, tibia, and metatarsus of palpus dark, metatarsus dark ventrally throughout length, tarsus dark on proximal end; first, second, third, and fourth legs with femur dark on anterior face at distal end, anterior face of tibia of fourth leg dark; eye tubercle dark; propeltidium dark except for a longitudinal oval area on the median line. Abdominal tergites discolored but apparently dusky.  Malleoli white to light yellow.
        Dentition of chelicerae as shown in figures 182 and 183. Movable finger lightly curved, with principal tooth small, anterior tooth very small but distinct, two tiny intermediate teeth, no mesal tooth, and an indistinct serration in front of the anterior tooth. Fixed finger strongly sinuate, with traces of teeth on its ventral edge. Fourth fondal tooth barely distinguishable from dentate socket margin of movable finger. Fondal notch obscure.
       Fixed finger without mesal groove. Flagellum complex composed almost entirely of plumose setae which increase in size and flatness towards the end of the finger. Mesal setae of movable finger both simple and plumose.
       Eye tubercle situated on anterior margin of propeltidium.  Eyes separated by slightly more than a radius. Propeltidium wider than long by a ratio of 1 to 1.2.
       Metatarsus and tarsus of palpus covered with numerous weak cylinder bristles. Metatarsus provided with a narrow scopula of about 40 papillae which extends nearly the entire length of the segment.  Metatarsus four times the length of the tarsus.
       First post-spiracular abdominal sternite not provided with ctenidia on its posterior margin.




























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