Vaejovis intermedius Borelli 1915
HOLOTYPE: Vaejovis intermedius Borelli Lectotype (designated by Sissom & Francke, 1985: 253): M (MIZT), Dinamita, Durango, México.
distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León), USA (Texas).
Published Records: Vaejovis intermedius Borelli Paralectotypes: 2M, 3F (MIZT), same locality as lectotype.
notes: Hoffmann’s (1931) record of V. intermedius from the Sierra de Guadalupe north of MéxicoCity (repeated by Díaz Najera, 1975: 22 and Beutelspacher, 2000: 89, 139) is either referable to a different species or is a labeling error. The specimens could not be located for confirmation of their identity. Sissom (1991) suspected that they might be V. nigrescens, which closely resembles V. intermedius and occurs in parts of central México. However, E. González Santillán (pers. obs.) is aware of only V. granulatus in the Sierra de Guadalupe, but suspects V. mexicanus mexicanus is also there.
Sissom and Hendrickson 2005:39,40 Key to the Vaejovid Scorpion Species of Northeastern México - Dorsolateral carinae of metasoma (at least on segments I–III) with an enlarged terminal denticle; legs I–III with irregular setation (except in V. globosus, which has setal combs, – but has the enlarged terminal denticle on the metasoma); Trichobothria ib and it situated at base of chela fixed finger; Pectinal tooth counts greater than 14 in males, greater than 11 in females; pedipalp chela with ventral face rounded, with or without ventromedian carina; chela movable finger length/chela palm width ratio greater than 1.8; adults variable in size and color; Cheliceral movable finger with ventral margin smooth; Pedipalp patella with 2 esb trichobothria; Ventral submedian carinae obsolete; underside of metasoma hirsute, with numerous setae in intercarinal spaces; pectinal tooth counts greater than 20 in males, greater than 17 in females..........................Vaejovis intermedius