REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE

 

 

 

 

 

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Field Trip Log

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

Progress

Publications

Specimen Database

USA (New Mexico) 2008

5–7 September, 2008: REVSYS Volunteer, Kari J. McWest, accompanied by Keisha D. Hendricks and their baby, Sydda, traveled to New Mexico (ca. 900 miles/1,450 km) in search of Vaejovis species for DNA isolation and new records. Numerous stops between Santa Rosa and Ramah, NM, were sampled by UV and rock-rolling. Unfortunately, extremely dry conditions, coupled with a dry cold front that produced cool, windy nighttime conditions in the high desert, made all but one sampling attempt futile. Two specimens of an undescribed scorpion were recovered early during an exhaustive 2-hour search at one locality.

9–13 October, 2008: Kari J. McWest and Keisha D. Hendricks, funded by the NSF REVSYS grant. REVSYS Volunteer Kari McWest traveled to the "bootheel" of New Mexico with his new fianceé, Keisha Hendricks. Their mission was to recover additional specimens of elusive scorpion species, along with solifuges, and other arachnids and myriapods from the desert mountains in that region and perhaps add new localities. Important scorpions at three of the five target localities were found, despite poor weather and road conditions. They drove from Canyon, Texas, to Portal, Arizona, where they met with Barbara Roth and "The Twins" (sons of Barbara and the late arachnologist, Vince Roth), who hosted them for the first 2 nights. Kari and Keisha successfully sampled in the Little Florida Mountains near Deming, the Big Hatchet Mountains, Granite Gap in the Peloncillo Mountains, and in the Cookes Range. is. They also unsuccessfully sampled in the mountains of western New Mexico on their way to visit Joe and Judy Bigelow in Eagar, AZ, who provided additional information about target scorpion and solifuge species in Arizona and Texas. Four undetermined Aphonopelma specimens of two species were collected near Hachita, NM, and one juvenile from the Little Florida Mtns, for Dr. Brent Hendrixson.

 


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