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 Therobatinae Muma 1951

 


 

Therobatine solpugids bear two minute claws on the tip of the first leg.  Most solpugids, and indeed, most arachnids, bear two claws on the tarsus of the first leg, so this feature does not represent a uniquely inherited condition.  In fact, no shared derived feature unifies the group, which may represent an artificial assemblage of unrelated species.  More research is needed if we are to understand the evolutionary relationships of the various members of the Therobatinae.  Three genera are currently recognized:  Chanbria (4 species), Eremochelis (36 species), and Hemerotrecha (31 species).  

 


Tarsal claws at the tip of
the first leg, highly magnified.

 

       


 

 




 









 

 


 

 

   
   
 



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