Eremocosta formidabilis, Simon 1879

Harms, Danilo & Dupérré, Nadine, 2018, An annotated type catalogue of the camel spiders (Arachnida: Solifugae) held in the Zoological Museum Hamburg, Zootaxa 4375 (1), pp. 1-58 : 28

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Eremocosta formidabilis


Datames formidabilis Simon 1879  

Simon 1879: 136–138, figs 17–19, 25–26 (as Datames formidabilis   E. S.)

Type locality and specimens. Mexique   . Je possède un mâle de Guanajuato et une femelle de Mexico   ; une autre femelle venant de Guanajuato existe au Musée de Bruxelles   .

Dimensions. ♂ Long. 27 mill. ♀ Long. 27 mill.

Oldest label. Datames formidabilis E. Sim   , ♀ ex-Typis, E. Simon d., 5.VIII.1899. Guanajuato, Mexico ( Kraepelin handwriting).  

Type material. None-type ♀.

Taxonomic remarks. The female from the ZMH collection is not part of the type series, as also noted by Weidner (1959: 109) who considered the specimen as a “ Locotype ” because the only female from this locality should be in the Brussel Museum (now Royal Begian Institute of Natural Sciences )   . Also, the oldest label written by Kraepelin mentions that the specimen was determined by Simon in 1899, twenty years after the species was first described. According to Muma (1970), the male type is at MNHN No   . 1805, but the female and the juvenile are not conspecific with the type.

Current systematic position. Eremobatidae   , Eremocosta formidabilis ( Simon 1879)   .


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