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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus ParuroctonusGenus Pseudouroctonus
     Pseudouroctonus andreas
     Pseudouroctonus angelenus
     Pseudouroctonus apacheanus
     Pseudouroctonus bogerti
     Pseudouroctonus cazieri
     Pseudouroctonus chicano
     Pseudouroctonus glimmei
     Pseudouroctonus iviei
     Pseudouroctonus lindsayi
     Pseudouroctonus minimus
          Pseudouroctonus m. minimus
          Pseudouroctonus m. castaneus
          Pseudouroctonus m. thompsoni
     Pseudouroctonus reddelli
     Pseudouroctonus rufulus
     Pseudouroctonus
savassi
     Pseudouroctonus sprousei
     Pseudouroctonus williamsii

Genus SerradigitusGenus SmeringerusGenus SyntropisGenus UroctonitesGenus UroctonusGenus VaejovisGenus Vejovoidus

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Pseudouroctonus angelenus (Gertsch & Soleglad 1972)

Uroctonus angelenus Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: 568, 580-582, fig. 121, 124; Soleglad, 1973b: 353.
Vejovis angelenus
: Stahnke, 1974: 130, 136.
Vaejovis angelenus
: Williams, 1976: 2; Williams & Savary, 1991: 284, fig. 27.
Pseudouroctonus angelenus
: Stockwell, 1992: 409; Kovarík, 1998: 144; Sissom, 2000:515; Soleglad & Fet, 2003a: 8, 41, 58, 162, fig. 73; Prendini & Wheeler, 2005: 479, Fig. 25.

type(s):  Uroctonus angelenus Gertsch & Soleglad 1972:  Male holotype from Malibu, Los Angeles County, California, June 14, 1954 (W. J. Gertsch, V. Roth), in collection of the American Museum of Natural History..

Original Description:
Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972:

"DIAGNOSIS: Medium-sized, reddish brown species similar to williamsi, distinguished by following combination of characters: total length of male 30.8 mm., median ocular tubercle situated well in front ofmiddle ofcarapace; pectinal tooth count of male 11; lower margin of movable finger of chelicera smooth; inferior lateral and median keels of cauda granulated; vesicle of sting lightly inflated at apex.
...
COLORATION: Dusky to reddish brown scorpion with underside of preabdomen, legs, chelicerae, and telson yellowish.
STRUCTURE: Like that of williamsi except as indicated. For measurements, see table 4.
Carapace: Entire surfaces granulated; frontal lobes with six short bristles. Frontal emargination a quite deep, rounded notch. Median eyes small, 0.19 mm., separated by their diameter. Lateral eyes two; third eye obsolete.
Preabdomen: All tergites granulated, those in front finely, posterior ones more coarsely, with largest granules along posterior edges; scarcely any traces of median keels apparent. Tergite VII with well-developed median and lateral keels and numerous granules in intercarinal spaces. Sternites I-IV smooth; sternite V lightly granulose on each side and with weak lateral keel represented by row ofsmall granules.
Cauda: First caudal segment about as broad as long; succeeding one progressively longer than broad; segment V slightly longer than carapace. Keels on all surfaces prominent and granulated.
Telson: See figure 124. Vesicle elongate oval, broader than fifth caudal segment, flattened above, and weakly inflated in front of sting, mostly smooth but with light, round granulation below and on sides. Sting less than half as long as vesicle.
Pectines: Middle lamellae, seven or eight; pectinal tooth count, 11.
Chelicerae: Teeth sharper and more distinctly formed than those of williamsi; lower margin ofmovable finger smooth.
Pedipalps: All keels prominent, more finely granulated than those of williamsi; superior keel lightly crenulated in lateral view. Inner view of fixed finger as shown in figure 121.
Walking legs: Setation like that of mordax; ventral line of spinules on tarsi flanked by three or four spines on each side."

subsequent accounts:

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. USA (coastal southern California).

Published Records:  California: Los Angeles County: Malibu, May 27, 1950, male in San Diego Natural History Museum.

notes: Gertsch and Soleglad (1972) derived the species name "from Latin angelus, angel." Williams (1976) listed V. williamsi (Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972) as a junior synonym of this species. Later, Williams & Savary (1991) regarded this taxon as a separate species.

 


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