REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE

 

 

 

 

 

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2009:
Queretaro
Hidalgo
Sonora
Guerrero

2008:
New Mexico
Arizona
Michoacan, Guerrero
Texas, New Mexico
California
Arizona, New Mexico
Baja California peninsula/islands
Arizona California New Mexico
Mississippi Louisiana
Arizona Nevada
Guerrero
Colima

2007:
Arizona New Mexico
Arizona
Arizona California New Mexico
Nevada
New Mexico Texas
Jalisco
Arizona Utah
Arizona New Mexico Texas
Morelos Guanajuato
Oaxaca Guerrero
Guerrero
Utah
Michoacan

2006:
Chiapas
California Nevada
Nuevo Leon San Luis Potosi Tamaulipas
Coahuila
Chihuahua Sonora
Oaxaca
Arizona New Mexico
Pacific Coast of Mexico
Veracruz
San Luis Potosí, Hidalgo, Querétaro
Michoacan, Guanajuato

2005:
Oaxaca
Pueblo, Oaxaca
California, Nevada
Veracruz, Chiapas
Durango, Chihuahua
México, Nayarit, Jalisco, Colima
Michoacan, Aguascalientes, Zacatecas, Jalisco, Colima
Sonora,Baja California, Baja California Sur
Chiapas (II)
Chiapas (I)

2004:
Puebla, Oaxaca, Chiapas, Tabasco
Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca
southern California
Baja California Sur
Arizona, New México, Baja California, Baja California Sur

2002:
Arizona, New México
D.F., Puebla, Veracruz, Oaxaca, Edo. México, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Hidalgo

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Specimen Database

Mexico (Guerrero) 2009

23–26 July, 2009:Grant collaborator Oscar F. Francke and five students (IBUNAM undergraduates Tania Lopez Palafox and Cinthia Quijano, and IBUNAM graduates Hector Montaño, Carlos Santibañez and Alejandro Valdez) traveled to the state of Guerrero. Specifically targeted was Omiltemi, in the mountains west of the state capital, Chilpancingo, because it is the type locality of several important arachnid species described at the turn off the last century in the Biologia Centrali-Americana, among them a pholcid spider, Ixchela simonis Pickard-Cambridge described only from females; the team obtained a series including the first known adult males as well as material suitable for DNA extraction.  Omiltemi is the type locality forVaejovis pusillus Pocock, a poorly understood taxon which had been reported from numerous other mountainous locations; topotypes and fresh material for DNA analyses will enable this taxonomic complex to be deciphered.

 29–30 July, 2009: Grant collaborator Oscar F. Francke, along with IBUNAM undergraduate student Tania Lopez Palafox and IBUNAM graduate students, Carlos Santibañez and Alejandro Valdez, returned to the vicinity of Mezcala, Guerrero, where Tania is surveying the arachnid biodiversity for her B.S. thesis. A single specimen of a new species of Vaejovis was collected nearby, but rains prevented further collections.

 

 


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