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

Subfamily Eremobatinae Kraepelin 1899

 


Top: Eremobates sp. (palpisetulosus group), female, from California
(photo by Warren E. Savary).

 

Eremobatine solpugids possess a single claw on the tip of the first leg.  Most solpugids, and indeed, most arachnids, bear two claws.  The single claw of the eremobatines, which is flattened and has a broad base, is a unique inherited feature (a synapomorphy) shared by members of this distinctive lineage.  Five genera have been recognized:   Eremobates (88 species), Eremocosta (13 species), Eremorhax (10 species), Eremothera (2 species) and Horribates (3 species).  

 


Highly magnified view of the tarsal claw on the first leg
of Eremobates sp. (SEM photo by Warren E. Savary)

 

 

       


 

 




 









 

 


 

 

   
   
 



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