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Family Eremobatidae

Pseudo Scorpion? found in jamul, CA HOLOTYPE: Habitus, Lateral - Eremochelis oregonensis - male HOLOTYPE: Mesal Chelicera - Hemerotrecha hanfordana - male PARATYPE: Habitus Dorsal - Eremobates ajoanus - male Habitus Ventral - Eremocosta gigasellus - female Hemerotrecha vetteri - female Windscorpion ID?
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Solifugae (Windscorpions)
Family Eremobatidae
Other Common Names
Straight-faced Solifugids - based on ID feature (coined by M. Quinn)
Explanation of Names
Eremobatidae Kraepelin 1901(1) or 1899(2)
Numbers
~200 spp. in 8 genera total(1)
Identification
In solifugids of the family Eremobatidae, the anterior margin of the propeltidium (the part of the head that bears the two eyes) forms a straight line perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the body (see photograph here).
Range
North and Central America (map)(2)
Habitat
Arid regions
Food
Invertebrates and small vertebrates
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