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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 punctatus spadix Hoffmann 1931

Vejovis punctatus spadix Hoffmann, 1931: 357-359, fig. 24; Díaz Najera, 1964: 20, 25..
Vejovis spinigerus
punctata: Kraepelin, 1901 (part).
Vaejovis punctatus
: Pocock, 1902: 12.
Vejovis punctatus punctatus
: Díaz Najera, 1964: 21 (Aguascalientes record)?
Vaejovis punctatus spadix
: Díaz Najera, 1975: 7, 26, 35; Vázquez & Zaragoza, 1979: 583; Kovarík, 1998: 147; Beutelspacher, 2000: 103, 136, 141, 148, 154, map 85; Sissom, 2000:534-535.
Vaejovis punctatus punctatus
: Díaz Najera, 1975: 8 (Aguascalientes record)?

HOLOTYPE:  Holotype: M (AMNH?), Jalpa, Zacatecas, México.

Original description:
Vejovis punctatus spadix Hoffmann, 1931: 357-359, fig. 24.

Subsequent Accounts

Distribution:NORTH AMERICA. México (Aguascalientes, Jalisco, Zacatecas).

Published Records:  Paratypes: 1M, 1F (IBUNM 053), same locality as holotype.


An unknown number of syntypes of this subspecies were presumably deposited in the AMNH after Hoffmann’s death; however, attempts to locate them have been unsuccessful. One of the IBUNAM specimens should be designated as lectotype.

1. The synonymy of Vaejovis nigropictus Pocock and V. punctatus Karsch has been accepted since the time of Kraepelin (1899), but it seems likely that it is incorrect. Pocock’s type originated from Jalisco, where only V. punctatus spadix is known. Consequently, Vaejovis nigropictus and V. punctatus spadix are probably synonyms, and a neotype for V. nigropictus should be proposed.
2. The subspecies of
V. punctatus have been misidentified in certain contributions. The distributional lists for the subspecies given below are based on detailed study of numerous specimens by W. D. Sissom.
3. In the original catalog, the species was reported from Distrito Federal; this was due to the erroneous assignment of several localities to Distrito Federal, rather than Estado de México. The species has not been found in Distrito Federal (E. González Santillán, unpublished data).


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