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FAMILY VAEJOVIDAEGenus ParavaejovisGenus ParuroctonusGenus PseudouroctonusGenus SerradigitusGenus SmeringerusGenus SyntropisGenus UroctonitesGenus UroctonusGenus Vaejovis

      eusthenura group
           Vaejovis bilineatus
           Vaejovis coahuilae
        Vaejovis confusus
       Vaejovis diazi diazi
      Vaejovis diazi transmontanus
       Vaejovis eusthenura
       Vaejovis flavus
      Vaejovis galbus
      Vaejovis glabrimanus
      Vaejovis globosus
       Vaejovis gravicaudus
        Vaejovis hoffmanni hoffmanni
       Vaejovis hoffmanni fuscus
      Vaejovis punctatus punctatus
       Vaejovis punctatus spadix
      Vaejovis punctatus variegatus
       Vaejovis puritanus
      Vaejovis spinigerus
       Vaejovis viscainensis
        Vaejovis vittatus
        Vaejovis waeringi
       Vaejovis waueri
      intrepidus group
        Vaejovis intrepidus intrepidus
        Vaejovis intrepidus atrox
        Vaejovis intrepidus cristimanus
      Vaejovis occidentalis
      Vaejovis subcristatus
      mexicanus group
        Vaejovis carolinianus
        Vaejovis cashi
        Vaejovis chamelaensis
      Vaejovis chiapas
       Vaejovis chisos
        Vaejovis deboersi
        Vaejovis dugesi
        Vaejovis feti
        Vaejovis franckei
       Vaejovis granulatus
      Vaejovis jonesi
       Vaejovis lapidicola
      Vaejovis maculosus
       Vaejovis mexicanus mexicanus
      Vaejovis mexicanus smithi
      Vaejovis monticola
      Vaejovis nigrofemoratus
        Vaejovis pattersoni
       Vaejovis paysonensis
      Vaejovis pusillus
       Vaevovis rosssmanni
      Vaejovis setosus
      Vaejovis sprousei
      Vaejovis tesselatus
      Vaejovis vaquero
        Vaejovis vorhiesi
      nitidulus group    
      Vaejovis curvidigitus
      Vaejovis davidi
      Vaejovis decipiens
      Vaejovis gracilis
      Vaejovis intermedius
      Vaejovis janssi
      Vaejovis kochi
      Vaejovis mauryi
      Vaejovis minckleyi
      Vaejovis mitchelli
      Vaejovis nigrescens
      Vaejovis nitidulus
      Vaejovis norteno
      Vaejovis peninsularis
      Vaejovis platnicki
      Vaejovis pococki
      Vaejovis rubrimanus
      Vaejovis solegladi
      punctipalpi group
      Vaejovis bruneus bruneus
      Vaejovis bruneus loretoensis
      Vaejovis bruneus villosus
      Vaejovis cazieri
      Vaejovis crassimanus
      Vaejovis hirsuticauda
      Vaejovis insularis
      Vaejovis magdalensis
      Vaejovis punctipalpi punctipalpi
      Vaejovis punctipalpi barbatus
      Vaejovis punctipalpi cerralvensis
      Vaejovis russelli
      Vaejovis sonorae
      incertae sedis
      Vaejovis acapulco
      Vaejovis cisnerosi
           Vaejovis kuarapu
      Vaejovis mumai
      Vaejovis nayarit
      Vaejovis pequeno
      Vaejovis spicatus
      Vaejovis zihuatanejensis
          "Vaejovis" flavescens

Genus Vejovoidus

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Vaejovis confusus Stahnke 1940

Vejovis confusus Stahnke, 1940: 101; Gertsch & Allred, 1965: 4; Williams & Hadley, 1967: 112-113; Williams, 1968a: 2; Williams, 1969b: 3, 13; Williams, 1970d: 256, 261-266; Williams, 1970b: 303; Williams, 1970f: 401; Soleglad, 1973b: 359; Stahnke, 1974a: 135.
Vaejovis confusus: Johnson & Allred, 1972: 166-168; Díaz Najera, 1975: 6, 31; Anderson, 1975: 13–16, fig. 2, 4, 7, 11–12, tab. 1; Williams, 1976: 2; Allred & Gertsch, 1976: 93–96, tab. 7–10; Francke, 1979: 27-28, fig. 10-14; Williams, 1980: 55, 56-57, fig. 53P, 54J, 58, 59; Polis & McCormick, 1986: 61; Sissom, 1991a: 219-220, fig. 5-10; Kovarík, 1998: 146; Beutelspacher, 2000: 79, 146, 152, map 51; Sissom, 2000:531.
Vejovis flavus (MIS): Ewing, 1928: 13 (part); Stahnke, 1956: 27; Gertsch, 1958: 11 (part); Gertsch & Allred, 1965: 4 (part?).
Vaejovis puritanus (MIS): Polis, 1979: 343.

HOLOTYPE:  Syntypes: 3M, 3F (CAS, Type No. 15170), Coolidge, Mesa, Superior, Tucson, Wickenburg, and Casa Grande National Monument, Arizona.

Original description:
Vejovis confusus Stahnke, 1940: 101:

Subsequent Accounts
Ewing, 1928: 13 (part) (Vejovis flavus):

Stahnke, 1956: 27 (Vejovis flavus):

Gertsch, 1958: 11 (part) (Vejovis flavus):

Gertsch & Allred, 1965: 4 (Vejovis confusus):
Gertsch & Allred, 1965: 4 (part?)
(Vejovis flavus):

Williams & Hadley, 1967: 112-113 (Vejovis confusus):

Williams, 1968a: 2 (Vejovis confusus):

Williams, 1969b: 3, 13 (Vejovis confusus):

Williams, 1970d: 256, 261-266 (Vejovis confusus):

Williams, 1970b: 303 (Vejovis confusus):

Williams, 1970f: 401 (Vejovis confusus):

Johnson & Allred, 1972: 166-168 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Soleglad, 1973b: 359 (Vejovis confusus):

Stahnke, 1974a: 135 (Vejovis confusus):

Díaz Najera, 1975: 6, 31 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Anderson, 1975: 13–16, fig. 2, 4, 7, 11–12, tab. 1 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Williams, 1976: 2 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Allred & Gertsch, 1976: 93–96, tab. 7–10 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Francke, 1979: 27-28, fig. 10-14 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Polis, 1979: 343 (Vejovis flavus)

Williams, 1980: 55, 56-57, fig. 53P, 54J, 58, 59 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Diagnosis. Adults to 55 mm long; base color of body pale yellow, pedipalp fingers slightly more reddish than palm, no distinctive color pattern dorsally. Metasoma with ventrolateral keels crenulate to serrate on segments I-V; ventromedian keels basically smooth on segment I, smooth to faintly crenulate on segments II and III, crenulate on segment IV; segment I as wide or wider than long, segment II as long as wide or slightly longer, segment III longer than wide, segment V 1.9-2.1 times longer than wide. Pedipalp with elongate fingers, slender palm, ratio of movable-finger length to carapace length 0.9-1.0; ratio of chela length to palm width 3.9-4.2; ratio of movable-finger length to palm width 2.5-2.8; palm keeled with rounded, sometimes indistinct, granules; supernumerary granules 6 on fixed finger, 7 on movable finger; pectine teeth 14-19 in males, 10-14 in females; telson with ventral surface of vesicle with many broad, rounded granules.
     Similar to Vaejovis waeringi but differs as follows: metasoma with ventromedian keels finely crenulate on segment III (not smooth to crenulate); ratio of fixed-finger length to palm length 1.1 or less; ratio of chela length to palm width less than 5.0 in males, less than 4.3 in females; ratio of palm width to brachium width less than 1.0; movable finger of pedipalp slightly shorter than carapace.

Polis & McCormick, 1986: 61 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Sissom, 1991a: 219-220, fig. 5-10 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Kovarík, 1998: 146 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Beutelspacher, 2000: 79, 146, 152, map 51 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Sissom, 2000:531 (Vaejovis confusus:):

Distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Norte, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, Idaho, Nevada, Utah).

Published Records: Baja California Norte, Mexico: Algodones. 18-VII-I969 (Williams, Lee).





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