REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE
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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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