Pseudouroctonus m. castaneus
Pseudouroctonus m. thompsoni
Pseudouroctonus minimus thompsoni (Gertsch & Soleglad
thompsoni Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: 600, fig. 138-140.
Vaejovis minimus thompsoni: Williams, 1980: 95.
Pseudouroctonus minimus thompsoni: Stockwell, 1992: 410; Kovarík,
1998: 145; Sissom, 2000: 517.
minimus thompsoni Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: Female holotype from
Anacapa Island, Ventura County, California, April 11, 1968 (M. Thompson), in
the American Museum of Natural History.
Gertsch & Soleglad,
"DIAGNOSIS: Average size about
22 mm., with largest female 27.8 mm. long; color pattern mottled, with
black spots on venter of cauda; length of fixed finger exceeding palm
length; movable finger about equal to palm length in males, much longer
in females; tips of fingers turned inward to form opposable claws;
movable finger with seven supernumerary teeth.
COLORATION: Base color pale yellowish to dark reddish brown, darkest in
adults, with legs and venter of preabdomen paler. Carapace and
preabdomen with brown lines and spots more or less completely marking
the surface, with usually distinct pale median longitudinal band on
preabdomen. Cauda and appendages mottled in brown, with keels dark
brown; venter of cauda with series of blackish spots along dark keels.
STRUCTURE: In close agreement with that of minimus minimus except
as noted below. For measurements, see table 11.
Carapace: As shown in figure 139. Median eyes 0.22 mm.; median eye
tubercle one-sixth of width of carapace at that point. Lateral eyes
three; posterior eye small, rarely obsolete.
Pectines: Of female as shown in figure 140. Pectinal tooth counts of
female 10, of males 10 or 11.
Cauda: Fourth caudal segment as broad as long; fifth caudal segment
about 1.5 as long as broad.
Telson: Vesicle half width of fifth caudal segment.
Pedipalps: Inner keels on fingers flanked by six supernumerary teeth on
fixed and seven on movable finger. Tips of fingers curved inward to form
conspicuous opposable claws (fig. 138)."
AMERICA. USA (California: Ventura and Santa Barbara counties): northern
California: Ventura County: Anacapa
Island: April 11, 1968 (M. Thompson), male, immature; July 18, 1968 (M.
Thompson), female. Santa Barbara County: Santa Cruz Island: August 17, 1968
(M. Thompson), male; August 20, 1968 (M. Thompson), male; no further data,
female in San Diego Museum of Natural History; Prisoner's Harbor, March 14,
1969 (J. T. Doyen), male, two females from under bark; Canada de la Cuesta,
March 15, 1969 (J. Powell), female from under oak bark; Santa Rosa Island,
female in San Diego Museum of Natural History.
Gertsch and Soleglad (1972) named this
species "for Mr. Melvin Thompson of the Whittier Narrows Nature Center, El