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Family Eremobatidae - Straight-faced Solifugids

Straight-faced Solifugid, windscorpion, sunspider - female HOLOTYPE: Habitus, ventral - Hemerotrecha prenticei - male Mesal Chelicera - Eremobates polhemusi - female ALLOTYPE: Ectal Chelicera - Eremobates corpink - female PARATYPE: Ectal Chelicera - Eremobates ajoanus - male PARATYPE: Habitus Dorsal - Eremobates norrisi - female Mesal Chelicera - Chanbria rectus - male Carin's Wind Scorpion
Classification
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Chelicerata (Chelicerates)
Class Arachnida (Arachnids)
Order Solifugae (Windscorpions)
Family Eremobatidae (Straight-faced Solifugids)
Explanation of Names
Straight-faced Solifugid - based on ID feature (coined by Quinn)
Numbers
187 described species.
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
Members of the family Eremobatidae are known from North America and Central America.
Habitat
Arid regions.
Food
Invertebrates and small vertebrates
Internet References
Family Eremobatidae - The Solifugae Website

Family Ammotrechidae - the only other Solifugid family in North America.