WWilliams, 1972: 8, fig. 4; Soleglad, 1972a: 74; Soleglad, 1973b:
355; Díaz Najera, 1975: 5, 9; Williams, 1980: 33, 45, fig. 41, 48;
Haradon, 1984b: 335, fig. 38, 39; Kovarík, 1998: 144; Beutelspacher,
2000: 70, 136, 152, map 41; Sissom, 2000:513-514.
holotype (male), (CAS, Type No. 11337), Socorro Sand Dunes
(200 feet), Baja California
Norte, México 12-VII-1969, S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee.
Diagnosis.- Adults to about 35 mm long; base color of
cuticle yellow, dorsum of carapace and mesosoma with more or less
distinct underlying dusky markings. Metasoma with ventromedian keels
obsolete on segment I, smooth to obsolete on segments Il-III, smooth to
crenulate on segment IV; ventrolateral keels of metasoma smooth to
obsolete on segments I-III, smooth to crenulate on IV; pedipalp palms
moderately swollen, male with space between proximal 2/3 of fingers when
chela closed; pectine teeth 17 in males, 11-13 in females.
Similar to P. arnaudi but differs as follows: smaller body size,
reddish pedipalp fingers, fewer pectinal teeth.
"Diagnosis.-A species in the borregoensis group of subgenus
Paruroctonus differentiated by combination of: telotarsus III with four retrosuperior
setae; basitarsus III with eight (6 + 2) superior setae; sixth and seventh
supernumerary denticles on pedipalp ftxed and movable fingers respectively inconspicuous or absent;
telotarsi I-IV with superoterminal seta inconspicuous or absent; proximal enlarged dentiele on
pedipalp movable finger three to four times longer than adjacent primary
dentieles (Figs. 38-39).
Comparisons: Table 2. Differs further from P. surensis in having long
metasomal setae I-IV in both sexes; females with 11-13 pectinal teeth."
AMERICA. México (Socorro Sand Dunes, northwest coast
of Baja California Norte).
BAJA CALIFORNIA NORTE: Paruroctonus ventosus
Williams allotype (female), Socorro Sand Dunes
(200 feet), Baja California
Norte, México 12-VII-1969, S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee; Socorro
Sand Dunes (200 feet), 12 July 1969 (S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee), 2 males, 5 females
(CAS), Socorro Sand Dunes, 17 July (R.
M. Haradon, V. F. Lee, W. E. Savary) 2 males, 2 females (CAS), 3 mL N Santa
Maria (100 feet), 12 July 1969 (S. Williams, V. Lee), 3 females (CAS), NE side San Quintin Bay,
9 September 1963 (B. Seavey, Banks), 1 female (CAS).
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