Pseudouroctonus m. castaneus
Pseudouroctonus m. thompsoni
Pseudouroctonus minimus castaneus (Gertsch & Soleglad
Vejovis minimus castaneus Gertsch & Soleglad,
1972: 600, fig. 14, 141-143.
Vaejovis minimus castaneus: Williams, 1980: 53, 76.
Pseudouroctonus minimus castaneus: Stockwell, 1992: 410; Kovarík,
1998: 145; Sissom, 2000:517; Soleglad & Fet, 2003a: 8, 58.
minimus castaneus Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: Female holotype from
Santee, San Diego County, California, January 28, 1965 (Marion Keaher), from
house, in San Diego Natural History Museum.
Gertsch & Soleglad,
"DIAGNOSIS: Length of subadult
female 23.6 mm., of mature female 30.8 mm.; color quite uniform brown;
tips of fingers of chela curved inward and apical teeth enlarged;
movable finger with seven supernumerary teeth; telson proportionally
broader than that of minimus mznzmus.
COLORATION: Like that of minimus minimus.
STRUCTURE: In close agreement with that of minimus minimus except as
noted below. For measurements, see table 10.
Carapace: Median eyes 0.2 mm.; median eye tubercle a little less than
one-seventh of carapace width at that point. Lateral eyes two; posterior
eye obsolete or nearly so.
Preabdomen: Stigma of sternite IV of female as shown in figure 14.
Cauda: Caudal segment IV slightly broader than long; caudal segment V
only 1.3 times as long as broad. Cauda as shown in figure 141.
Telson: Vesicle broad, somewhat narrower than width of caudal segment V.
See figures 142, 143.
Pedipalps: Inner keels of fixed and movable fingers with six files of
granules and six spaced teeth, flanked by six supernumerary teeth on
fixed, and seven on movable, fingers. Tips of fingers curved inward to
form weak claw and apical teeth quite large.."
to Vaejovis minimus minimus, but differs as follows: pedipalp movable finger with 7 supernumerary granules (not 6).
AMERICA. USA (California: coastal San Diego County).
California: San Diego County:
Vista, April, 1965 (Mrs. Philip Sampson), female.
Gertsch and Soleglad (1972) derived
the species name from the Latin castanea, chestnut, "in reference to the
dark brown coloration". Williams (1980) suggested that this
species probably occurs in Baja California Norte.
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