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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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