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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus Paruroctonus

boreus infragroup

     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

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Genus Smeringerus
Genus Syntropis
Genus Uroctonites
Genus Uroctonus
Genus Vaejovis
Genus Vejovoidus

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Paruroctonus shulovi shulovi (Williams 1970)

Vejovis (Paruroctonus) shulovi Williams, 1970a: 7-11, fig. 5, 6.
Paruroctonus (Paruroctonus) shulovi shulovi:: Haradon, 1985: 32-34, 41, fig. 7-10, 15, 17, 19-20; Sissom, 2000: 511.

type(s) :  Vejovis (Paruroctonus) shulovi Williams: Holotype female (adult) from U.S.A., California, Inyo County, Death Valley Natl. Mon., Grapevine Spring, 4 miles E Ubehebe Crater, 12 April 1968 (S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee, J. Bigelow). Depository: California Academy of Sciences (Type No. 10427). 

originAL DESCRIPTION:  See Paruroctonus shulovi (Williams 1970).

subsequent accounts:
Haradon 1985 Diagnosis.—A subspecies of P. shulovi differentiated by combination of: pectinal posterior basal length/maximum basal width ratio in adult females 1.8-2.3 (1.96 ± 0.11, n = 49); pectine length/dentate margin length ratio in adult females 1.4-1.6 (1.54 ± 0 .05, n = 49) (Fig. 17); pectinal teeth in males (85%) 18-20, females (88%) 11-14; metasomal segment V with 7/7 or fewer ventrolateral setae (78% of specimens).

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. USA (Northern Death Valley, California). View Map

published records:  Paratypes: 3M (including allotype, Type No. 10427), 9F (CAS), same locality as holotype. U.S.A.,: CALIFORNIA; Inyo County, Death Valley Natl. Mon., Scotty' s Ranch (3000 feet), 13 April 1968 (M. A. Cazier, et al.), 3 males 25 females (CAS, OFF), Grapevine Spring, 4 mi. E Ubehebe Crater (2100 feet), 12 April 1968 (S . C. Williams, V. F. Lee), 2 males, 8 females (CAS), 1 mi. N Ubehebe Crater (2100 feet), 12 April 1968 (S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee), 5 males, 4 females (CAS), N side Ubehebe Crater Rd., 1 .8 mi . W jct . Hwy. 72, 14 October 1977 (J. Hjelle, W. Savary), 6 males, 4 females (CAS), Mesquite Springs Campground, 14 October 1977 (J. Hjelle, W. Savary), 1 female (CAS), Mesquite Springs, 5 June 1970 (M . A. Cazier, et al.), 4 males, 4 females (OFF), Mesquite Springs, 10 June 1970 (M . A . Cazier, et al .), 2 males, 1 female (OFF) .

notes:  Haradon 1985 Variation .—Pectinal tooth counts varied as in Table 3 . Ventrolateral setae on metasomal segment V (sample n = 58) varied as follows: 6/6 (15), 6/7 (20), 7/7 (10), 7/8 (10) , 8/8 (3); seventh and eighth setae were generally smaller than and offset from other six. Pedipalp primary denticles, excluding proximal row, 24-31 (28.51 ± 1.63, n = 45) on fixed finger, 34-42 (37.72 ± 2.12, n = 43) on movable finger. Comparisons: P. shulovi nevadae, n. ssp ., differs significantly in all four characters (see below) .



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