Vaejovis galbus Williams 1970
HOLOTYPE: Holotype: M (CAS, Type No. 10415), 8.0 km S Loreto, 16-V-1969 (S. C. Williams), Baja California Sur, México.
AGNOSIS. - 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):
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been collected in the Albuquerque area (or anywhere else in New México), despite extensive efforts (Sissom, unpublished).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.