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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 nitidus Haradon 1984

Vejovis (Paruroctonus) luteolus (MIS): Gertsch & Soleglad, 1966: 42, fig. 56 (part; F from 25 mi N Punta Prieta, Baja California Norte, México).
Vaejovis luteolus
(MIS): Díaz Najera, 1975: 10 (part).
Paruroctonus nitidus
Haradon, 1984b: 332; Kovarík, 1998: 144; Sissom, 2000:513.

type(s) :  
Paruroctonus nitidus Haradon: Holotype: F (AMNH), 25 mi N Punta Prieta, Baja California Norte, México.

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION:

subsequent accounts:

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Norte). View Map

published records:  V.

notes:  

Paruroctonus nitidus, new species

Vejovis( Paruroctonulsu) teolus Gertscha nd Soleglad1 966:42,f ig. 56 (in part, femalef rom2 5 mi.

PuntaP tieta, BajaC aliforniaN otre,M exico).

Vaejovisl uteolus: Diaz-N~jer1a9 75:10( in part, repeats misidentificationo f Gertscha nd Soleglad

1966:42).

Type.-Paruroctonus nitidus: Holotype female (adult) from México, Baja California

Norte, 25 miles N Punta Prieta (on desert), 13 January 1965 (V. and B. Roth). Depository:

AMNH.

Diagnosis.-Male unknown. A species of the borregoensis group of subgenus Paruroctonus

differentiated by combination of: telotarsus III with three retrosuperior setae;

basitarsus III with six (4 +2) superior setae; cheliceral fixed digit with inconspicuous

HARADON-PAURR OCTONUBSO RRF, GOENSI8G ROUP 333

denticles on inferior border; ventrolateral carinae IV obsolete in female; pectinal teeth in

female 17-18.

Comparisons: Table 2. Differs further from P. ba/ae in having obsolete to very weak

carinae on pedipalp palm of female. Differs further from P. ventosus in having long

superoterminal seta on telotarsi I-IV; sixth and seventh supernumerary denticles on

pedipalp fixed and movable Fingers respectivelydistinct; pedipalp fingers in adult female

unscalloped.

Description of female holotype (male unknown).-MeasurementsT: able 1. Coloration:

uniformly golden yellow, except very weak fuscous markings near median ocular tubercle.

Carapace: anterior margin protrudes medially; surface smooth, glossy, with few weak

granules; furrows and carinae weak. Tergites: I-VII smooth; median carina I obsolete,

II-VII weak, smooth; VII paired lateral caxinae weakly granular. Sternites: III-VII smooth,

glossy; VII with one pair very weak carinae. Metasomal carinae: dorsals I-IV moderately

developed, crenulate; dorsolaterals I-IV moderately developed, crenulate, V obsolete;

laterals l weak, smooth, II-III marked by few weak posterior granules, IV-V obsolete;

ventrolaterals I-IV obsolete, V moderately granular; ventrals I-IV obsolete, V weak,

marked by small scattered granules; intercarinal surfaces smooth except ventral surface of

V with fine scattered granules. Metasomasl etae: all long; dorsals 0,1,1,2; dorsolaterals

indefinite; laterals 1,0,0,0,3: ventrolaterals 2,3,3,4-5,10; ventrals 3,4,4,4. Telson: smooth;

about eight pairs long ventral and lateral setae. Pectines: barely extend to distal margin of

coxa IV. Chelicera: fixed digit with two to three very weak denticles on inferior border;

movable digit with four very weak crenulations on inferior border. Humerus: all carinae

weak, smooth; intercarinal surfaces smooth, glossy; macrosetae include two internal inframedials

proximally, four dorsals, four external medials on distal 3/5. Brachium: internal

carinae weak, smooth; external carinae obsolete to weak, smooth; intercarinal

surfaces smooth, glossy; four internal macrosetae. Chela: all carinae obsolete to very

weak, smooth; intercarinal surfaces smooth, glossy; internal macrosetae include four on

palm, one on movable finger; primary denticles on fixed fingers 2,4-3,4-5,4-5,3,6-7,

movable fingers 4-2,4-5,6,4-5,4-5,4-5. Basitarsi I-III: laterally compressed; mrs seta on

III moderately developed, set well away from superior setae; superior setae 5,4+2,4+2.

Telotarsal setae I-IV: proinferiors 1,2,2,2; promedials 2,2,2,2; prosuperiors 2,2,2,2;

retrosuperiors 2,3,3,3; retromedials 2,2,2,2; retroinferiors 1,1,2,2; retroinfefior terminals

2,2,2,2. UnguesI- IV: about 3/5 as long as telotarsus.

Etymology.-Then ame" nitidus’" refers to the glossy appearance of the female of this

species.

Distribution.-Southern Baja California Norte.

Specimens examined.-Known only from holotype.

 

 


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