Vaejovis punctipalpi punctipalpi (Wood, 1863)
Buthus punctipalpi Wood, 1863a: 109; Wood, 1863b: 369-370; Underwood, 1885: 165.
HOLOTYPE: Buthus punctipalpi Wood Lectotype (designated by Cokendolpher & Peek, 1991: 97-98): F (USNM; S-2, jar 1), Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, México.
Original description: Buthus punctipalpi Wood, 1863a: 109.
distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Sur).
Published Records: Buthus punctipalpi Wood Paralectotype: M (USNM; S-1, jar 1), same locality as lectotype.
notes: In addition to the lectotype and paralectotype, a third specimen exists in the USNM (S-3, jar 1) from “Cape San Lucas, Lower California”. This specimen was previously thought to be one of Xantus de Vesey’s syntypes. It may represent a specimen considered part of the type series by Marx (1890a), and labeled accordingly. Unlike the two genuine types, the label for specimen S-3 is clearly not in Wood’s handwriting (Cokendolpher & Peek 1991). It appears to be conspecific with the MCZ (Harvard University) specimen previously thought to be the holotype of V. flavus Banks (see under V. flavus for additional details on this matter). Specimen S-3 is not referable to V. punctipalpi (Wood) or to any other known taxon.