REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE

Mexican Caves (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Puebla, Oaxaca): Two weeks (11–26 September, 2004), funded by the NSF ATOL grant. Ph.D. student, Edmundo González, REVSYS collaborator, Dr Oscar Francke, and professional speleologists, Andrew Gluesenkamp, Peter Sprouse, and Charles Valdez, travelled ca. 4,850 km through the Mexican states of Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, Puebla, and Oaxaca, located and entered 17 caves, and surveyed the surrounding pine forest, rainforest, tropical savanna, and xerophytic scrub habitats for arachnids for the ATOL Spider Phylogeny and REVSYS vaejovid projects.  Approximately 400 specimens were collected, including many rarely collected blind, depigmented troglobitic amblypygids, crustaceans, insects, opilionids, myriapods, pseudoscorpions, schizomids, scorpiones, spiders, and uropygids.