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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 pseudopumilis (Williams 1970)

Vejovis pseudopumilis Williams, 1970e: 181-183, fig. 1-2,, tbl. 1.
Paruroctonus pseudopumilus
(ISS): Stahnke, 1974a: 138.
Vaejovis pseudopumilis
: Díaz Najera, 1975: 7, 15.
Paruroctonus pseudopumilis
: ►Williams, 1980: 33, 34, 38, 39, 41, 115, fig. 41, 45, tbl. 5  [part; not record from 13 km N San Raymundo, Baja California Sur, México, which refers to Paravaejovis pumilis (Williams, 1970)]; ►Haradon, 1984b: 337, fig. 34-35, 37; Kovarík, 1998: 144; Beutelspacher, 2000: 69, 137, 152, map 38 (part); Sissom, 2000:513.

type(s):  Vejovis pseudopumilis Williams: Holotype male (adult) from México, Baja California Sur, San Angel, 13 miles (21 km) W San Ignacio, 28 June 1968 (S. C. Williams, M. A. Cazier, et al.). Depository: CAS (Type No. 10424).

ORIGINAL DESCRIPTON:

Subsequent accounts:

Williams (1980):

"Diagnosis. Adults to about 27 mm long. Base color of body uniform pale yellow, pedipalp fingers light pink, telson light amber. Carapace anterior border convex. Metasoma ventrolateral keels smooth to faintly crenulate on segments I-III, irregularly crenulate on IV, ventromedian keels on segments I-III smooth, smooth to faintly crenulate on IV; segment I as long as or slightly longer than wide , segment II distinctly longer than wide, segment V 2.S-2.9 times longer than wide. Pedipalps with short fingers, palms moderately swollen: ratio of movable-finger length to carapace length 0.5-0.6 in males: ratio of movable-finger length to palm width 1.4-1.5 in males: ratio of chela length to palm width 2.9-3.1 in males: 5 supernumerary granules on fixed finger, 7 on movable finger. Pectine teeth 18 in males."

Haradon (1984b):

 "Diagnosis. - A species in the borregoensis group of subgenus Paruroctonus differentiated by combination of: telotarsus III with two retrosuperior setae; basitarsus III with six (4 + 2) or seven (5 + 2) superior setae (Figs. 34-35); mrs seta on basitarsus III set close to superior setae; pedipalp fingers of adult male essentially unscalloped (Fig. 37); sixth and seventh supernumerary denticles on pedipalp fixed and movable fingers respectively inconspicuous or absent; pedipalpal primary denticle rows poorly delimited."

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Sur - Vizcaino Desert south to San Raymundo).

published records:  Specimens ¢xamined.-México: BAJA CALIFORNIA SUR: 13 km N San Raymundo, 30- VI- 1968 (Williams. Cazier); 26 mi. S El Arco (800 feet), 17 April 1968 (S. C. Williams), 1 male, 2 females (CAS). View Map

notes: Comparisons: Table 2. Differs further from P. surensis in having moderately long metasomal setae I-IV in both sexes.

 

 

 


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