Vaejovis flavus Banks 1900
HOLOTYPE: Holotype: F (USNM), “Albuquerque, New México”.
Soleglad, 1973a: 165 (part; not redescription based on MCZ female) (Vaejovis flavus):
Bücherl, 1971: 329 (Vaejovis flavus):
Stahnke, 1974a: 135 (Vaejovis flavus):
Cokendolpher & Peck, 1991: 97-98 (Vaejovis flavus):
Kovarík, 1998: 146 (Vaejovis flavus):
Sissom, 2000:532 (Vaejovis flavus):
Distribution: Sissom web: Unknown.
Notes:Sissom web: The identity of this species, briefly described in a key couplet by Banks (1900), has long been problematic. Soleglad (1973a) redescribed the species, based on a specimen in the MCZ presumed to be the type. This specimen is apparently not the type (J. Bigelow, pers. comm.), and the true type is in the USNM. The specimens are not conspecific. Until V. flavus is redescribed from the USNM material, its identity cannot be known with certainty; Bigelow (pers. comm.) indicates, however, that it is a member of the eusthenura group. The MCZ specimen belongs to an undescribed species in the punctipalpi group. Nothing matching either the original description or Soleglad’s redescription has subsequently been collected in the Albuquerque area (or anywhere else in New México), despite extensive efforts (Sissom, unpublished). A specimen examined by Sissom that he considered to be conspecific with the one in the MCZ was found as part of the type series of V. punctipalpi in the USNM (Cokendolpher & Peek, 1991). Whether this specimen was actually part of the original type series cannot be confirmed; if it was, then this species would occur in Baja California Sur.