Eremobates pallidus Muma and Brookhart, 1988
Notes: valid
Family: Eremobatidae
not available

Type Material


            Holotype: “Male holotype collected with white light and sweep net at Pear Blossom, San Bernardino County, California, April 28, 1973, Lon Kincannon, deposited in AMNH. Four male paratypes and female allotype from Deep Canyon, Riverside County, California, April 1-2, 1973, in EDR” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 25).


            Measurements: “Males (4) moderately sized; CP varying from 8.5-10.5 (mean 9.4). Legs long; A/CP varying from 6.9-7.4 (mean 7.3). Fondal notch slightly longer than wide; length/width ratio varying from 1.0-1.2 (mean 1.1) (fig. 68)” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 25).

“Female allotype moderate sized; CP 11.0. Legs long; A/CP 7.1. Mesal tooth of movable cheliceral finger indistinct or missing” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 25).


            Ctenidia Description: “There are 3-5 (mean 4) long [slender] ctenidia (fig. 69)” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 25).


            Operculum Description: “Females distinguished by elongate, mesally undulate, anterior lobes of opercula, nearly straight lateral margins of posterior opercular notch, and wide bowed vulvular openings that extend to posterior margin of opercular area…Opercula 1.6 times wider than long with anterior lobes elongate and undulate mesally; posterior opercular notch with straight or lightly concave lateral margins and occupying 30% of opercula (figs. 70-71)” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 25-26).


            Chelicerae Description: “Males distinguished by small, blade-like dorsal process peaked over distal end of fondal notch on fixed cheliceral finger which is nearly straight ectally; a smoothly rounded to weakly bilobed anterior process on movable cheliceral finger; a broad but distinct ventral notch on movable cheliceral finger…Mesal tooth of movable finger indistinct” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 25).




Other Information: “Collection records indicate maturity in March and April” (Muma & Brookhart, 1988, p. 26).