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


Eremobates lapazi species group

Diagnosis:  Muma (1986) erected this group to accommodate a single species, Eremobates lapazi Muma 1986, from the cape region of Baja California Sur, Mexico.  He characterized males of the group as having a constriction, but no distinct notch or ectodorsal tooth-like process, at the base of the fixed cheliceral finger when viewed from above, and as having the mesoventral groove of the fixed finger dilated basally (Figure 1). The only known male, he reported, has three apparently normal sword-like ctenidia on the first postspiracular abdominal sternite (Figure 2). Females, he reported, have roughly triangular genital opercula that are adjacent and essentially parallel along most of their mesal margins, undulate along their posterior margins, and provided with a narrow slot-like posteriomesal notch (Figure 4). Muma (1989), in a key to the species groups of Eremobates based on males, characterized  males of this group as being large species that have a mesal groove of the fixed cheliceral finger that is mesoventral in position, a fixed cheliceral finger that is straight or at most slightly sinuate in dorsal view and constricted near its base, but without an ectodorsal tooth-like process, and an anterior tooth of movable cheliceral finger that is absent or abortive (Figure 3).  In a key to the species groups of Eremobates based on females, Muma (1989) characterized the female genital opercula as being broadly triangular in shape,  without distinct pits midway along their ectal margins, and as having their mesal margins parallel anteriorly with their posterior mesal margins sinuate and straight or evenly curved to a narrow or slot-like posteriomesal notch.

Distribution: Mexico: BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR (cape region)

Included species:  Monobasic.  Includes only Eremobates lapazi Muma 1986.



























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