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

Genus Eremochelis Roewer 1934
striodorsalis species group

 

 

         When Muma (1962) described what is now known as Eremochelis striodorsalis (Muma 1962), he placed it into its own unique species group, which he called the striodorsalis group.  He characterized the striodorsalis group as follows:

Small species. Males with mesial groove of fixed finger a distinct narrow slot on dorsomesial surface. Basal portion of fixed finger expanded into dorsal and ectodorsal ridges. Apical plumose bristle of flagellum complex expanded and flattened basally, covering mesial groove. Ventral or basal tubular bristles of complex situated in a group above and behind fondal notch. Females unknown. Fondal teeth of both rows graded in size I, III, II, IV.

         Muma (ibid) noted that the striodorsalis group's sole member (and thus the group) resembles members of the genus Hemerotrecha Banks because of its small size, deep purplish color of the abdomen, and aslight flattening of the dorsal striated bristles.   He also suggested strong morphological affinities with the branchi and bilobatus species groups.
         The original characterization of the striodorsalis species group remains unaltered, and as currently recognized, continues to include only:

Eremochelis striodorsalis (Muma 1962)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

   
   
 



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