Subfamily Therobatinae Muma 1951


 

 



Therobatine solpugids bear two minute claws on the tip of the first leg. Most solpugids, and indeed, most arachnids, bear two claws on the tarsus of the first leg, so this feature does not represent a uniquely inherited condition. In fact, no shared derived feature unifies the group, which may represent an artificial assemblage of unrelated species. More research is needed if we are to understand the evolutionary relationships of the various members of the Therobatinae. Three genera are currently recognized: Chanbria (4 species), Eremochelis (36 species), and Hemerotrecha (31 species).


 


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