Vaejovis norteno Sissom and González Santillán 2004
HOLOTYPE: Vaejovis norteno Sissom & González Santillán Holotype: M (AMNH), Cueva Oyamel, Mesa Colorado, Laguna de Sanchez, Nuevo León, México.
Original description: Vaejovis norteno Sissom & González Santillán, 2004: 2-4, 7, figs. 1-5.
distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Coahuila, Nuevo León).
Published Records: Vaejovis norteno Sissom & González Santillán Paratypes: F (AMNH), Cueva de los Llanitos, 1700 m N Los Llanitos (=5 km NW Mesa de las Tablas), Ejido el Potrero, Coahuila, México; F, 3 juv. FF (AMNH), Cueva San Francisco de Asis, Chipinque, Nuevo León, México; F, 1 2nd instar (TMM), Hoya Aporrear, Mesa de la Colorada, Laguna de Sanchez, Nuevo León, México.
notes: This species is reported from several caves, and should be regarded as a troglophile.
Sissom and Hendrickson 2005:39,40,41 - 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 present (usually weak on I–II, stronger on III–IV); metasoma with paired setae (on segments I–IV, usually 3–6 pairs) and no more than one or two setae in the intercarinal spaces; pectinal tooth counts less than 20 in males, less than 18 in females; Body color medium to dark brown, immaculate; adult body length of males above 45 mm, of females above 50 mm...Vaejovis norteno