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Uroctonites sequoia (Gertsch & Soleglad 1972)

Uroctonus sequoia Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: 565, 590-592; Williams & Savary, 1991: 281, 283, fig. 17; Kovarík, 1998: 145; Sissom, 2000:527.
Uroctonus sequoia: Soleglad, 1973b: 353; Reddell, 1981: 114.
Vejovis sequoia
: Stahnke, 1974: 130, 136.
Vaejovis sequoia
: Williams, 1976: 2.

TYPE(s):  Uroctonus sequoia Gertsch & Soleglad -  Holotype, female. Data: USA. CALIFORNIA. TULARE Co.: Sequoia National Park, Clough Cave [36.352° N, -118.763° W, est.], under rocks in Ladder Room, 14 May 1966, T. S. Briggs. Deposited in the American Museum of Natural History.

Original description: Uroctonus sequoia Gertsch & Soleglad, 1972: 565, 591-592.

subsequent accounts:
WILLIAMS & SAVARY 1991
This species is related to U. montereus, but has primary-row denticles of fixed pedipalp finger divided into five (not six) subrows.

distribution: NORTH AMERICA. USA (California): Sierra Nevada  from Plumas and Tulare counties from elevations of 900-1500 m.

Published Records:  USA. CALIFORNIA: PLUMAS Co.: Soda Springs Cave area [40.037° N, -120.987° W, est.], 16.1 km (10 mi) N of Quincy, 5 Sep 1961, W. J. Gertsch, W. Ivie, 1 juvenile (AMNH). TULARE Co.: 19.3 km (12 mi) NE of Hammond [36.539° N, -118.777° W, est.], 21 Mar 1941, S. & D. Mulaik, 2 males, 1 female (AMNH); Sequoia National Park, Clough Cave [36.352° N, -118.763° W, est.], 26 Nov 1965, V. Lee, 1 juvenile male.

notes: 
WILLIAMS & SAVARY 1991
This is one of the rarest species of scorpion in California, being known only from seven specimens, of which only four are adults. A young male specimen from Clough Cave, listed by Gertsch & Soleglad (1972) has three small lateral eyes on each side of the carapace, as do the three specimens from near Hammond. A single juvenile female from near Quincy has two eyes on the left side of the carapace and three on the right.

 


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