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
       ajoanus series

        Eremobates affinis
        Eremobates ajoanus

        Eremobates bixleri
       kraepelini series
        Eremobates gracilidens

        Eremobates inkopaensis
        Eremobates kraepelini
        Eremobates otavonae

        Eremobates pallidus

        Eremobates pimanus

        Eremobates pyriflora

        Eremobates titschacki
       nodularis series

        Eremobates nodularis
       palpisetulosus series

        Eremobates bajadae
        Eremobates bantai

        Eremobates kiseri

        Eremobates marathoni

        Eremobates norrisi

        Eremobates palpisetulosus

        Eremobates polhemusi

        Eremobates texanus
       scopulatus series
        Eremobates fagei
        Eremobates girardi
        Eremobates inyoanus
        Eremobates kastoni
        Eremobates leechi
        Eremobates nanus
        Eremobates nivis
        Eremobates papillatus
        Eremobates scopulatellus
        Eremobates scopulatus
        Eremobates spissus
        Eremobates tejonus

        Eremobates tuberculatus
        Eremobates vicinus
        Eremobates villosus
        Eremobates williamsi
       unplaced
        Eremobates bajaensis

        Eremobates coahuilanus
     
  Eremobates guenini
        Eremobates hessei
        Eremobates hystrix

        Eremobates purpusi

      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

kraepelini series

Diagnosis:  Muma and Brookhart (1988) recognized this series as including those members of the palpisetulosus group having the following characteristics: Males without a palpal scopula; dorsal process of the fixed cheliceral finger in the form of a short to elongate elevated blade that is peaked over the distal portion of the fondal notch and occupies 20 to 35 percent of the finger length; fondal notch as wide as to much narrower than base of fixed cheliceral finger (finger width/notch width mean = 1.00 to 1.46) and as wide as or wider than long (fondal notch length/width mean = 0.73 to 1.17)*; anterior tooth of movable cheliceral finger varies from indistinct to well elevated rounded process; posterior intermediate tooth of the movable cheliceral finger located on the finger margin at the base of, or well removed from, the principal tooth; mesal tooth of movable finger indistinct. Known females have opercula typical of the palpisetulosus group, about twice as wide as long, with the opercular notch occupying 28-56% of the opercular area, the anterior opercular lobes either enlarged at their distal ends or greatly attenuated, and wide bowed vulvular openings.

Distribution: United States: Arizona, California, Nevada, Utah,  and questionably from northern New Mexico and Texas.

Included species:

Notes:  Muma and Brookhart (1988)  reported that all membersof this series are small to moderate sized; four are moderate sized and pale and two are slightly smaller and well marked. Females of three species, titschacki, kraepelini and otavonae, have the anterior lobes of the opercula enlarged distally and two, gracilidens and pallidus, have these lobes greatly attenuated. The females of the other two species are unknown.

 

Tabular key to males of the kraepelini 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)
pimanus
Palpi dark apically
Basal 1/3
None
     0.91
     2

9.6

pallidus
palpi pale
distal end
Rounded lobe indistinct
     1.12
     4

9.6

gracilidens
Palpi pale
Distal of fondal notch
Rounded lobe
     0.93
     6-7

8.9

pyriflora
Palpi pale
Distal 1/3
Rounded lobe
     1.00
     10

9.8

kraepelini
Palpi pale

 

Distal end at or near fondal notch
Rounded lobe
     1.04

4

9.6

titschacki
Palpi dusky all segments
Distal 1/4
Rounded lobe
Long
     0.89
     8

8.5

otavonae
Palpi dusky all segments
Distal 1/4
Rounded lobe
Short
     0.85
     9-10

8.8

inkopaensis
Palpi pale

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low inconspicuous ridge
     1.00
     None

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