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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 shulovi (Williams 1970)

Vejovis (Paruroctonus) shulovi Williams, 1970a: 7-11, fig. 5, 6, tbl. 3.
Paruroctonus shulovi
: Williams, 1972: 3; Soleglad, 1972a: 74; Soleglad, 1973b: 355, tbl 2.; Stahnke, 1974a: 138; Williams, 1976: 2, tbl. 1; Haradon, 1985: 31, 41, fig. 7-10, 15, 17-20; Kovarík, 1998: 144; 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:

 Subsequent Accounts:
Haradon 1985 Diagnosis.—A species of subgenus Paruroctonus, stahnkei infragroup (cheliceral fixed digit with inferior carina extending proximally to level of bicusp; pectinal teeth 18-22 in males, 11-17 in females; pedipalp primary denticles, excluding proximal row, 24-31 on fixed finger, 34-42 on movable finger; basitarsus II with mrs seta; dorsal metasomal setae I-IV 0,1,1,2), and shulovi microgroup (carapace length/cheliceral fixed digit length ratio 7.0-8 .0; cheliceral fixed digit with denticles on inferior carina), differentiated by: (1 ) telotarsi II-IV with two retroinferior terminal setae (Fig. 15); (2) basitarsus III with seven (5+2) superior setae (Figs. 9-10); (3) pedipalp fingers in adult male deeply scalloped proximally, closed fingers form wide gap (Fig . 19), in adult female weakly to moderately scalloped proximally, closed fingers form narrow to moderate gap (Fig. 21); (4) pedipalp palm length/width ratio in adult males 1.3-1.4.
Haradon 1985 Description.—Supplementing above diagnosis and Williams (1970: 7). Total adult length of male 35-40 mm, females 35-45 mm. Adult carapace length of males 3.8-4.8 mm, females 4.2-5.6 mm. Trichobothria typical of genus in number and general distribution. Humeral macrosetae: internals include three inframedials on proximal 3/5, one supramedial; four dorsals ; usually two external medials on distal 3/5, small middle seta occasionally present . Brachial macrosetae: four internals. Chela: supernumerary denticles well developed, six on fixed finger, seven on movable finger ; primary denticles in six rows on both fingers ; macrosetae include two on internal carina (both long), two on ventrointernal carina (proximal long, distal short), one short internal on fixed finger, two internal on movable finger (proximal long, mid-length short). Basitarsus I-III: slightly compressed laterally; superior setae on I 3+2 irregularly set, II 4+2, III 5+2; mrs seta on I long and in line with proximal superior setae, on II about 2/3 as long as superior setae and generally set well apart from superior setae . Telotarsi I-IV setae: proinferiors 1,2,2,2; two each promedials, prosuperiors, retrosuperiors and retromedials; retroinferiors and retroinferior terminals 1,2,2,2. Pectines in adult males extend to 2/3 to 3/4 length of trochanter IV, adult females to or slightly beyond distal edge of coxa IV. Metasomal setae: dorsals 0,1,1,2; dorsolaterals 0,1,1,2; laterals 1,0,0,0,2; ventrolaterals 3,4,4,5,6-8; ventrals 3,4,4,5. Telson of adult male granular.

Distribution:  NORTH AMERICA. USA (Death Valley in California; southern Nevada).                              View Map

Published Records:  Paratypes: 3M (including allotype, Type No. 10427), 9F (CAS), same locality as holotype.

Notes:  Haradon 1985 Variation .—Pedipalp palm length/width ratio in adult males 1 .3-1 .4 (1 .32 ± 0 .02, n =9), adult females 1.4-1.6 (1.46 ± 0.05, n = 39).  Two subspecies are recognized: Paruoctonus shulovi shulovi (Williams 1970) and Paruroctonus shulovi nevadae Haradon 1985.

 


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