Genus Horribates Muma 1962

Horribates spinigerus Muma 1962: 29; Muma 1989: 15.


Type species:

Horribates spinigerus Muma 1951


Diagnosis:

Eremobatine species in which the fixed cheliceral finger of the male is shortened and bears pronounced ectal and mesal flanges on the dorsal surface.



Original description:

Muma 1951: 29:



Subsequent accounts:

Muma 1970a:


Muma 1976:


Muma 1987:


Muma 1989: 3 (key), 15:

(Males Only) Leg 1 with one claw; chelicerae about twice as long as wide; small to large species .................................................................................................... Eremobatinae....
Fixed chelicera! finger long, style-like or needle-like; mesoventral groove a crease, slot or cup-like structure; moderate-sized to large species....
Mesoventral groove a distinct crease, cup, or slot that may or may not extend to base of finger; movable finger dentition normal or increased....
Mesoventral groove short not extending to base of finger; apical striate or plumose setae of male flagellum complex not obviously modified or flattened....
Palpal metatarsus, tibia and femur provided with 2 ventral rows of enlarged, robust, spine-like, obviously movable setae ................................................................Horribates Muma"


"Collection of additional specimens of type species and 2 undescribed species has greatly increased our knowledge of this genus."


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