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 galbus Williams 1970

Vejovis galbus Williams 1970f: 403, 407-410, figs. 7, 8; Soleglad, 1973b: 359, tab. 4; Stahnke, 1974a: 136.
Vaejovis galbus: Díaz Najera, 1975: 6, 14; Williams, 1980: 55, 60-61, fig. 59, 64; Kovarík, 1998: 146; Beutelspacher, 2000: 83, 137, 153, map 56; Sissom, 2000: 532-533.

HOLOTYPE:  Holotype: M (CAS, Type No. 10415), 8.0 km S Loreto, 16-V-1969 (S. C. Williams), Baja California Sur, México.

Original description:
Vejovis galbus Williams 1970f: 403, 407-410, figs. 7, 8;

Subsequent Accounts
Soleglad, 1973b: 359, tab. 4 (
Vejovis galbus):
Stahnke, 1974a: 136 (
Vejovis galbus):
Díaz Najera, 1975: 6, 14 (Vaejovis galbus):
Williams, 1980: 55, 60-61, fig. 59, 64 (Vaejovis galbus):

"DIAGNOSIS. - Adults to 38 mm long.  Base color of body pale yellow. with faint underlying dusky markings on carapace and mesosoma.  Metasoma with ventrolateral keels more smooth than crenulate on segments I-IV, ventromedian keels smooth to obsolete on segments I-IV, segment I wider than long, segment II as long as or longer than wide, segment III longer than wide, segment V 2.0-2.2 times longer than wide.  Pedipalp with fingers moderately long. palm moderately slender; ratio of movable-finger length to carapace length 0.7-0.8; ratio of chela length to palm width 3.4-4.1: ratio of movable finger length to palm width 2.1-2.5; supernumerary granules 6 on fixed finger, 7 on movable finger; primary-row denticles subdivided into 6 subrows by 5 slightly enlarged granules on fixed finger, subdivided into 7 subrows by 6 slightly enlarged granules on movable finger; fingers with obsolete scallop, palm with keels obsolete. Pectine teeth 12-15 in females, 16-18 in males. Telson vesicle bald and tubercular in male, vesicle hirsute in female."

Kovarík, 1998: 146 (Vaejovis galbus):
Beutelspacher, 2000: 83, 137, 153, map 56
(Vaejovis galbus):
Sissom, 2000: 532-533
(Vaejovis galbus):

Distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Sur - San Jose de Comondu south to Santa Rita).

Published Records: Paratypes: 9M, 10F (CAS; 1F allotype), same locality as holotype. Baja California Sur, Mexico: 35 km N San Jose de Comondu. 16-11-1966 (Roth. AMNH); Isla Danzante.7-1 V- 1962 (Harbison. SDMNH); 27 km N Colonia de la Toba.30-1-1965 (Roth. AMNH); Santa Rita. 26-VII-I971 (Real).

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.

 

 


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