Eremobates zinni Muma, 1951
Family: Eremobatidae
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Type Material


            Holotype: “Male holotype and female allotype from Las Vegas, Nevada, May through August, 1944 (Donald J. Zinn). Female paratype from Las Vegas, Nevada, February through June, 1945 (Donald J. Zinn). All types in the American Museum of Natural History” (Muma, 1951, p. 58).


            Measurements: Male Holotype: Total Length, 21.0 mm. Chelicerae, 5.7 mm length; 2.5 mm width. Propeltidium, 2.6 mm length; 3.8 mm width. Palpi, 19.0 mm. 1st Legs, 15.0 mm. 4th Legs, 23.0 mm.

Female Allotype: Total Length, 23.0 mm. Chelicerae, 5.7 mm length; 2.5 mm width. Propeltidium, 2.4 mm length; 4.2 mm width. Palpi, 15.0 mm. 1st Legs, 13.0 mm. 4th Legs, 21.0 mm. Female paratype, same measurements. 


            Ctenidia Description: there are three straight, flattened ctenidia on the first post-spiracular sternite of the abdomen. Although the holotype carries three ctenidia it is probable that two or four are typical” (Muma, 1951, p. 58).


            Operculum Description: Structure as in scaber (Kraepelin). Specific differences are found in the opercula of the genital segment of the abdomen (fig. 68)” (Muma, 1951, p. 58).


            Chelicerae Description: Structure similar to that of scaber except the fondal notch is considerably deeper than wide, the apical plumose bristle of the flagellum complex extends nearly to the end of the fixed finger” (Muma, 1951, p. 58).




Other Information: Although this species is described here as new, a comparison of the type with that of geniculatus (Simon) may prove it to be a synonym of that species” (Muma, 1951, p. 58).