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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus Paruroctonus

boreus infragroup
   boreus
microgroup

     Paruroctonus arnaudi
     Paruroctonus bantai
          P. bantai bantai
          P. bantai saratoga
     Paruroctonus boreus
     Paruroctonus maritimus
     Paruroctonus silvestrii
     Paruroctonus variabilis
   becki microgroup
     Paruroctonus becki
   xanthus microgroup
     Paruroctonus xanthus
   baergi microgroup
     Paruroctonus arenicola
          P. arenicola arenicola
          P. arenicola nudipes
     Paruroctonus baergi
     Paruroctonus boquillas
     Paruroctonus marksi
     Paruroctonus utahensis
gracilior
infragroup
     Paruroctonus gracilior
stahnkei
infragroup
   stahnkei
microgroup

     Paruroctonus stahnkei
   shulovi microgroup
     Paruroctonus shulovi
          P. shulovi shulovi
          P. shuvoli nevadae
     Paruroctonus simulatus
   borregoensis microgroup
     Paruroctonus ammonastes
     Paruroctonus bajae
     Paruroctonus borregoensis
          P. borregoensis borregoensis
          P. borregoensis actites
     Paruroctonus hirsutipes
     Paruroctonus luteolus
     Paruroctonus nitidus
     Paruroctonus pseudopumilis
     Paruroctonus surensis
     Paruroctonus ventosus
&   williamsi microgroup

    
Paruroctonus coahuilanus
     Paruroctonus pecos
&     Paruroctonus williamsi

Genus PseudouroctonusGenus Serradigitus
Genus Smeringerus
Genus Syntropis
Genus Uroctonites
Genus Uroctonus
Genus Vaejovis
Genus Vejovoidus

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Paruroctonus arenicola nudipes Haradon 1984

Paruroctonus arenicola nudipes ►Haradon 1984a: 214, fig. 29-30, 39; Kovarík 1998: 143; Sissom & Henson 1998: 241, 246; Sissom 2000: 509.

type(s): Paruroctonus arenicola nudipes Haradon - Holotype male (adult) from U.S.A., California, San Bernardino County, 1.6 miles S Kelso, along Kelbaker Road, 27 May 1973 (R. M. Haradon, J. L. Marks). Depository: California Academy of Sciences (CAS), Type No. 15056.

original description:
Paruroctonus arenicola nudipes Haradon 1984a: 214, fig. 29-30, 39:

"Description of male holotype (allotype).-Measurements: Table 3. Carapace anterior margin essentially straight. Metasomal setae: dorsals 0,1,1,2; dorsolaterals 1,3,3,4; laterals 2-3,0-1,0,0,3; ventrolaterals 2,3,4,5,11 ; ventrals 3,4,4-5,5-6. Pedipalpal primary denticles on fixed fingers 2-3,5,7-6,8-7,10,12-13, movable fingers 5-4, 7, 8, 11-10, 13-12, 7. Basitarsal setae I-III: superior setae 6,9,11. Telotarsal setae I-IV: proinferiors 1,2,2,2; promedians 3,3,2,1; prosuperiors 2,3,3,3; retrosuperiors 3,4,4,4, distal fourth in each series II-IV smaller than others; retromedials 2,2,2,2; retroinferiors 1,1-2,2-3,4; retroinferior terminals 2,2,2,2."

subsequent accounts:

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. UNITED STATES (California: eastern Mojave Desert)
                                    
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published records:  Paratypes:  UNITED STATES: CALIFORNIA: San Bernardino County - 1.6 mi. S Kelso, along Kelbaker Rd., 27 May 1973 (R. M. Haradon, J. L. Marks), 21 males, 30 females (includes allotype) (CAS); 1.6 mi. S Kelso, along Kelbaker Rd., 26 May 1973 (R. M. Haradon, J. L. Marks), 30 males, 35 females (CAS); Kelso Sand Dunes, 9 April 1977 (no other data), 3 males, 1 female (CAS); Kelso Dunes, 6mi. S Kelso on Cima Rd., 5 April 1977 (M. Swoveland, W. Savary), 1 male, 5 females (CAS).

notes:  Haradon (1984a) diagnosed Paruroctonus arenicola nudipes as a "subspecies of P. arenicola differentiated by: basitarsus IIl without mrs seta (Figs. 29-30); dorsal metasomal setae usually 0,1,1,2; pedipalp fingers in adult pale yellow, similar to palm" and noted that it differs from Paruroctonus arenicola arenicola in all three characters. In regards to variation within the subspecies, he noted: "Of 127 intact specimens, 116 (91.3%) lacked the mrs seta on both basitarsi III, seven (5.5%) lacked the seta on one leg only, and four (3.2%) had the seta on legs. Distribution of the dorsal metasomal seta counts is given in Table 2. Distribution of the pectinal tooth counts is given in Table I. Pedipalpal primary denticles in rows 1-5 total on fixed finger 29-39 02.82 + 1.79, n = 85), movable finger 38-48 (43.07 -+ 2.53, = 85). Adult carapace lengths, males 4.3-5.6 mm, females 4.9-6.2 mm. He reported that "name 'nudipes' refers to the absence of the mrs seta on basitarsus III, which is a unique condition within the genus Paruroctonus."

 

 


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