Eremocosta, Roewer, 1934

Cushing, Paula E., Channiago, Felix & Brookhart, Jack O., 2018, Revision of the camel spider genus Eremocosta Roewer and a description of the female Eremocosta gigas Roewer (Arachnida, Solifugae), Zootaxa 4402 (3), pp. 443-466 : 458-459

publication ID

https://doi.org/10.11646/zootaxa.4402.3.2

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:50282593-0195-4899-980F-493E062B71B0

DOI

https://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.5981598

persistent identifier

https://treatment.plazi.org/id/03CE2E66-5434-FFD8-FF0C-F898FF6D05F8

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scientific name

Eremocosta
status

 

Eremocosta   ? spinipalpis (Kraepelin 1899)  

Datames spinipalpis Kraepelin 1899a: 243   –244.

Eremobates spinipalpis (Kraepelin 1899)   : Kraepelin 1901: 124. Eremorhax spinipalpis (Kraepelin 1899)   : Muma 1970: 8. Eremocosta spinipalpis (Kraepelin 1899)   : Harvey 2002: 451.

Type material. Female holotype from Santa Rosalio , Lower California   , México, coll. S. Diguet, Number 33–97 in Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris   , France. Type not examined. Male unknown.

Diagnosis. Muma (1970) distinguishes E. spinipalpis   from the related E. striatus   by the lack of markings on the legs and palpi and the “curved lateral margins of the median caudal opercular notch.”

Measurements. From Muma (1970). TL 30; CL 10.2; CH 5.0; PL 31; PT 3.0; PMT 14.2; LI 18; LIV 30; PPL 4.6.

Distribution. Known from type only. MÉXICO: Baja California Sur. Biome: Sonoran Desert.

Discussion. Since Kraepelin (1899a) described the female only, the placement of this species is speculative as the presence of the male VDC is a critical criterion in determining this genus. The female genital operculum figured by Muma (1970) closely resembles that of Eremocosta striata   . Its type locality on the southern Baja Peninsula would seem to separate it from E. striata   but until further specimens are examined, the placement will remain in Eremocosta   .

Kraepelin (1899a) described the palp as having spines “with width equal to height,” hence the name. Eremocosta formidabilis   female also has some short, robust palpal setae that might be interpreted as spines. Muma’s (1987) Eremocosta   key does not include E. spinipalpis   but his unpublished manuscript (in library of JOB) does.

LIV

World Museum Liverpool

PPL

Agricultural Development and Advisory Service

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Solifugae

Family

Eremobatidae

Loc

Eremocosta

Cushing, Paula E., Channiago, Felix & Brookhart, Jack O. 2018
2018
Loc

Datames spinipalpis

Kraepelin 1899a : 243
Loc

Eremobates spinipalpis (Kraepelin 1899)

Kraepelin 1901 : 124
Muma 1970 : 8
Harvey 2002 : 451