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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus Paruroctonus

boreus infragroup
   boreus
microgroup

     Paruroctonus arnaudi
     Paruroctonus bantai
          Paruroctonus bantai bantai
          Paruroctonus bantai saratoga
     Paruroctonus boreus
     Paruroctonus maritimus
     Paruroctonus silvestrii
     Paruroctonus variabilis
   becki microgroup
     Paruroctonus becki
   xanthus microgroup
     Paruroctonus xanthus
   baergi microgroup
     Paruroctonus arenicola
          Paruroctonus arenicola arenicola
          Paruroctonus arenicola nudipes
     Paruroctonus baergi
     Paruroctonus boquillas
     Paruroctonus marksi
     Paruroctonus utahensis
gracilior infragroup
     Paruroctonus gracilior
stahnkei infragroup
   stahnkei microgroup
     Paruroctonus stahnkei
   shulovi microgroup
     Paruroctonus shulovi
          Paruroctonus shulovi shulovi
          Paruroctonus shuvoli nevadae
     Paruroctonus simulatus
   borregoensis microgroup
     Paruroctonus ammonastes
     Paruroctonus bajae
     Paruroctonus borregoensis
          Paruroctonus b. borregoensis
          Paruroctonus b. actites
     Paruroctonus hirsutipes
     Paruroctonus luteolus
     Paruroctonus nitidus
     Paruroctonus pseudopumilis
     Paruroctonus surensis
     Paruroctonus ventosus
   williamsi microgroup
     Paruroctonus pecos
     Paruroctonus williamsi

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


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Paruroctonus bantai saratoga Haradon 1985

Paruroctonus bantai saratoga Haradon, 1985: 24, 29, 41, fig. 6; Kovarík, 1998: 143; Sissom, 2000:507..

type(s):  Paruroctonus bantai saratoga Haradon 1985 - Holotype male (adult) from U.S.A., California, San Bernardino County, Death Valley Natl. Mon., Saratoga Springs, salt flats, 11 June 1970 (M . A. Cazier, L . Welch, O . F . Francke). Depository: California Academy of Sciences, Type. No. 15057.

Original Description:
Description of male holotype. — Measurements: Table 4. Pedipalp primary denticles on fixed fingers 4,5,7-6,8,10-8,12-14, movable fingers 5,8-6,9,9-11,14,9-10. Metasomal setae: dorsals 0,0,0,1; dorsolaterals 0,1,1,2; laterals 1,0,0,02; ventrolaterals 2,3,3,3,6; ventrals 3,3,3,4,4. Allotype .—Measurements in Table 4.

subsequent accounts:

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. USA (California; salt flats at Saratoga Springs, southern Death Valley). View Map

published records:  Paratypes. U.S.A.: CALIFORNIA: San Bernardino County, Death Valley Natl. Mon., Saratoga Springs, 11 June 1970 (M . A. Cazier, L. Welch, O . F. Francke), 29 males, 31 females (OFF), allotype (CAS).

notes: Haradon 1985 Diagnosis.—A subspecies of P. bantai differentiated by combination of: ventrolateral metasomal setae on segment II 3, on V 6 (Fig . 6); ventral metasomal setae on segment IV 4, on V 4 (72% of specimens); pectinal teeth in males (90%) 24 or more, females (87%) 18 or more.
Haradon 1985 Variation .—Total adult length of males 50-60 mm, females 50-60 mm . Adult carapace length of males 5 .2-6.1 mm, females 6 .0-7.4 mm. Variation in the numbers of metasomal setae is presented in Table 2 . Pectinal teeth in males 22-28, females 16-20 (Table 3). Pedipalp primary denticles, excluding proximal row, total 28-35 (32 .26 ± 1 .38, n = 62) on fixed finger, 39-49 (43 .81 ± 2 .16, n = 62) on movable finger. The dsm seta on the internal brachial surface, and the chelal internal setae, are generally inconspicuous or absent in subadult and adult specimens.
Comparisons: P. bantai bantai differs in all five characters (see diagnosis above).
Etymology.—The name "saratoga" refers to the type locality.

 

 


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