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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 williamsi

Genus SerradigitusGenus SmeringerusGenus SyntropisGenus UroctonitesGenus UroctonusGenus VaejovisGenus Vejovoidus

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Pseudouroctonus minimus castaneus (Gertsch & Soleglad 1972)

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.

type(s):  Vejovis 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.

Original Description:
Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972:

"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.."

subsequent accounts:
Williams (1980):

Diagnosis.-Similar to Vaejovis minimus minimus, but differs as follows: pedipalp movable finger with 7 supernumerary granules (not 6).

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. USA (California:  coastal San Diego County).

Published Records:  California: San Diego County: Vista, April, 1965 (Mrs. Philip Sampson), female.

notes: 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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