Eremochelis kerni Muma, 1989
Notes: valid
Family: Eremobatidae
not available

Type Material


Holotype: “Male holotype from Roads End, Kern River, Tulare Co., California on July 3, 1956 by V. Roth and W. Gertsch in AMNH. Female allotype from Pearblossom, San Bernardino Co., California on April 26, 1974 by David E. Bixler in FSCA. Female paratype indoors in chaparral association, Alta Loma, San Bernardino Co., California, May 27, 1974 by David E. Bixler in author’s collection” (Muma, 1989, p. 31).


Measurements: Male holotype: Total, 18.0 mm length. Chelicera, 4.9 mm length; 2.2 mm width. Propeltidium, 2.3 mm length; 2.9 mm width. Palpus, 19.0 mm length; CL/CW=2.23. Leg I, 14.0 mm length; PW/PL=1.26. Leg IV, 24.0 mm length; A/CP=7.92. CP=7.2. Females: Total, 19.5-21.0 mm length. Allotype smaller measurements. Chelicera, 5.0-5.2 mm length; 1.9-2.1 mm width. Propeltidium, 2.1-2.3 mm length; 3.1-3.9 mm width. Palpus, 14.0-15.0 mm length; CL/CLW=2.55. Leg I, 10.5-12.0 mm length; PW/PL=1.59. Leg IV, 18.5-21.0 mm length; A/CP=6.25. CP=7.1-7.5.


Chelicerae Description: “Structure similar to other males of group as indicated by measurements and ratios, figure 46 of cheliceral profile, and figure 47 of ctenidia. Fondal tooth sizes are I, III, II, IV ectally and I, II, III, IV mesally. A ridge but no distinct mesal tooth on movable cheliceral finger” (Muma, 1989, p. 31).


Palpal Description: “Palpi dusky on dorsal and lateral surfaces of all segments except coxae. . . . There are 15-20 slender papillae in slender palpal scopula, and 6-8 long, spine-like setae ventrally on palpal femora, 3 pairs on tibiae, and 4 or 5 almost not recognizable, on metatarsi. Metatarsus of palpus 3.5 times the length of tarsus” (Muma, 1989, p. 31).


Diagnosis: “Species approaches plicatus and flexacus in size and color but otherwise significantly different. Female opercula have small median lobes similar to but smaller than those of E. bilobatus” (Muma, 1989, p. 30-31).

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