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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

Genus PseudouroctonusGenus Serradigitus
Genus Smeringerus
Genus Syntropis
Genus Uroctonites
Genus Uroctonus
Genus Vaejovis
Genus Vejovoidus

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Paruroctonus ventosus Williams 1972

Paruroctonus ventosus 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.

type(s):  Paruroctonus ventosus Williams: holotype (male), (CAS, Type No. 11337), Socorro Sand Dunes (200 feet), Baja California Norte, México 12-VII-1969, S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee.

subsequent accounts:
Williams (1980):

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.

Haradon (1984b):

"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."

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Socorro Sand Dunes, northwest coast of Baja California Norte). View Map

published records:  México: 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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