Eremorhax magnus (Hancock, 1888)


Original combination: Datames magna


Genus type of Eremorhax Roewer, 1934

Taxonomic references

Datames magna

Hancock, 1888: 107–110, figs A, B, a–h original description

Eremobates magnus (Hancock) (Hancock):

Banks, 1900: 427 (as Eremobates magna [sic])
Kraepelin, 1901a: 127–128
Comstock, 1913: 37 (as Eremobates magna [sic])
Kästner, 1933-1935: n/a, fig. 342

Eremobates (Eremorhax) magnus (Hancock):

Roewer, 1932: n/a, fig. 126

Eremorhax magnus (Hancock):

Roewer, 1934: 553–555, figs 319a–h, 324a (misidentification, true identity unknown)
Millot and Vachon, 1949: n/a, fig. 252
Roewer, 1952a: 39
Muma, 1951: 43–44, figs 18–22
Milstead, 1958: 445 (as Eremohax [sic] magmus [sic])
Muma, 1966a: 27, fig. 8
Muma, 1966c: 200, 201, 202, 204, 206, 207, 212, fig. 2
Muma, 1966d: 255
Muma, 1967b: 121
Kaestner, 1968: 225
Muma, 1970a: 5–6, unnumbered figs on pp. 1, 6 (in part, see Eremorhax nigrimanus (Pocock))
Muma, 1974c: 13
Muma, 1976: 14
Rowland and Reddell, 1976: 7
Cloudsley-Thompson, 1977: 65, fig. 2
Muma, 1987: 19
Punzo, 1993b: 699–702
Punzo, 1995a: 14–16
Vázquez-Rojas, 1995: 30
Vázquez Rojas, 1996e: 76
Punzo, 1998g: n/a, figs 2–2c–d
Harvey, 2002a: 451
Harvey, 2003c: 247
Brookhart and Brookhart, 2006: 302
Cushing, Graham, Prendini and Brookhart, 2015: 285, figs 2, 3
González-Moliné, 2015: 5, fig. 15

Arenotherus magnus (Hancock):

Brookhart and Muma, 1987: 3–4, figs 1–9

Not Eremorhax magnus (Hancock):

Muma, 1962: 3, fig. 1 (misidentification; see Arenotherus puebloensis (Brookhart))

Eremopus mexicanus Roewer, 1934 -- synonymised by Muma, 1951: 43
Eremopus mexicanus
Roewer, 1934: 564, figs 323f, 324h original description
Zilch, 1946: 150 (synonymised by Muma, 1951: 43)
Distribution table
US (New Mexico, Texas)
Type locality: Laredo, Webb County, Texas, U.S.A.


Locality Lat Lon
1 Laredo 27.5 -99.5
Type repository
  • lost.
Zoobank LSID


Banks, N. (1900). Synopses of North-American invertebrates. IX. The scorpions, solpugids and pedipalpi. American Naturalist 34: 421–427. -- Show included taxa

Brookhart, J.O. & Brookhart, I.P. (2006). An annotated checklist of continental North American Solifugae with type depositories, abundance, and notes on their zoogeography. Journal of Arachnology 34: 299–330. doi: -- Show included taxa

Brookhart, J.O. & Muma, M.H. (1987). Arenotherus, a new genus of Eremobatidae (Solpugida), in the United States. Privately published by the authors, Publication location not stated. -- Show included taxa

Cloudsley-Thompson, J.L. (1977). Adaptational biology of Solifugae (Solpugida). Bulletin of the British Arachnological Society 4: 61–71. -- Show included taxa

Comstock, J.H. (1913). The spider book. Doubleday, Page and Co., New York. -- Show included taxa

Cushing, P.E., Graham, M.R., Prendini, L. & Brookhart, J.O. (2015). A multilocus molecular phylogeny of the endemic North American camel spider family Eremobatidae (Arachnida: Solifugae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 92: 280–293. doi: -- Show included taxa

Hancock, J.L. (1888). Description of Datames magna Hancock. Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society 25: 107–110. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2002a). Nomenclatural notes on Solifugae, Amblypygi, Uropygi and Araneae (Arachnida). Records of the Western Australian Museum 20: 449–459. -- Show included taxa

Harvey, M.S. (2003c). Catalogue of the smaller arachnid orders of the world: Amblypygi, Uropygi, Schizomida, Palpigradi, Ricinulei and Solifugae. CSIRO Publishing, Melbourne. -- Show included taxa

Kaestner, A. (1968). Arthropod relatives, Chelicerata, Myriapoda. In: Invertebrate zoology John Wiley & Sons, New York 2. -- Show included taxa

Kästner, A. (1933-1935). Solifugae Sundevall, Walzenspinnen. In: Kükenthal, W. (ed.) Handbuch der Zoologie Walter de Gruyter & Co., Berlin und Leipzig 3 (2) (6): 193–299. -- Show included taxa

Kraepelin, K. (1901a). Palpigradi und Solifugae. Tierreich 12: i–xi, 1–159. -- Show included taxa

Millot, J. & Vachon, M. (1949). Ordre des Solifuges. In: Grassé, P.-P. (ed.) Traité de zoologie Masson, Paris 6: 482–519. -- Show included taxa

Milstead, W.M. (1958). A list of the arthropods found in the stomachs of whiptail lizards from four stations in southwestern Texas. Texas Journal of Science 10: 443–446. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1951). The arachnid order Solpugida in the United States. Bulletin of the American Museum of Natural History 97: 35–141. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1962). The arachnid order Solpugida in the United States, Supplement 1. American Museum Novitates 2092: 1–44. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1966a). Egg deposition and incubation for Eremobates durangonus with notes on the eggs of other species of Eremobatidae (Arachnida: Solpugida). Florida Entomologist 49: 23–31. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1966c). Feeding behavior of North American Solpugida (Arachnida). Florida Entomologist 49: 199–216. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1966d). Burrowing habits of North American Solpugida (Arachnida). Psyche, Cambridge 73: 251–260. doi: -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1967b). Basic behavior of North American Solpugida. Florida Entomologist 50: 115–123. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1970a). A synoptic review of North American, Central American, and West Indian Solpugida (Arthropoda: Arachnida). Arthropods of Florida and Neighboring Land Areas 5: 1–62. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1974c). An annotated list of solpugids (Arachnida) in New Mexico. Bulletin of the New Mexico Academy of Science 15(2): 13–16. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1976). A review of solpugid families with an annotated list of western hemisphere solpugids. Publication of the Office of Research, Western New Mexico University, Silver City 2: 1–33. -- Show included taxa

Muma, M.H. (1987). New species and records of Solpugida (Arachnida) from Mexico, Central America, and the West Indies. Southwest Offset, Silver City. -- Show included taxa

Punzo, F. (1993b). An analysis of free amino acids, neurotransmitters and enzymes in the nervous system of Solpugida (Arachnida). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology 106C: 699–703. -- Show included taxa

Punzo, F. (1995a). Feeding and prey preparation in the solpugid, Eremorhax magnus Hancock (Solpugida: Eremobatidae). Pan-Pacific Entomologist 71: 13–17. -- Show included taxa

Punzo, F. (1998g). The biology of camel-spiders (Arachnida, Solifugae). Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1932). Solifugae, Palpigradi. In: Bronn's Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs. 5: Arthropoda. IV: Arachnoidea Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H., Leipzig 5(IV)(4)(1): 1–160. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1934). Solifugae, Palpigradi. In: Bronn's Klassen und Ordnungen des Tierreichs. 5: Arthropoda. IV: Arachnoidea Akademische Verlagsgesellschaft M.B.H., Leipzig 5(IV)(4)(4–5): 481–723. -- Show included taxa

Roewer, C.F. (1952a). Neotropische Arachnida Arthrogastra, zumeist aus Peru. Senckenbergiana Biologica 33: 37–58. -- Show included taxa

Rowland, J.M. & Reddell, J.R. (1976). Annotated checklist of the arachnid fauna of Texas (excluding Acarida and Araneida). Occasional Papers of the Museum, Texas Technical University 38: 1–25. -- Show included taxa

Vázquez Rojas, I. (1996e). Solifugae. In: Llorente Bousquets, J.E., García Aldrete, A.N. and González Soriano, E. (ed.) Biodiversidad, taxonomía y biogeografía de artrópodos de México: hacia una síntesis de su conocimiento Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, Mexico, D.F.: 75–78. -- Show included taxa

Vázquez-Rojas, I. (1995). Los aracnidos de Mexico parte 1: Ricinulei, Amblypygi, Solifugae, Palpigradi, Schizomida, Uropygi. Dugesiana 2: 15–37. -- Show included taxa

Zilch, A. (1946). Katalog der Solifugen (Arach.) des Senckenberg-Museums. Senckenbergiana 27: 119–154. -- Show included taxa

González-Moliné, A.L. (2015). Clase Arachnida. Orden Solifugae. Revista electrónica - Ibero Diversidad Entomológica @ccesible 19: 1-14. -- Show included taxa

Date Type Reference Old value
2022-09-17 New taxonomic reference entry González-Moliné, 2015