REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE
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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 spinigerus (Wood 1863)

Buthus spinigerus Wood, 1863a: 110; Wood, 1863b: 370.
Vejovis spinigerus
: Kraepelin, 1894: 203 (part); Kraepelin, 1899: 185, 187 (part); Banks, 1900a: 425; Banks, 1901b: 588; Banks, 1910: 187; Pavlovsky, 1924: 80; Pavlovsky, 1925: 151; Ewing, 1928: 13; Hoffmann, 1931: 349-353; Gertsch, 1958: 7; Bücherl, 1964: 61; Williams, 1968a: 16; Williams, 1969b: 3-18; Williams, 1970b: 326; Bücherl, 1971: 329.
Vejovis spiniger (ISS): Marx, 1890: 91.
? Vaejovis subcristatus (MIS): Borelli, 1909: 225.
Vaejovis spinigerus: Borelli, 1915: 7; Werner, 1934: 282; Stahnke, 1974a: 135; Vachon, 1974: fig. 138, 163-165 (spinigenus; erratum); Williams, 1976: 2; Williams, 1980: 55, 69-70, fig. 55D, 66, 72; Cokendolpher & Peek, 1991: 98; Sissom, 1991a: 216-219, fig. 1-4; Yahia & Sissom, 1996: 86; Sissom, 1997: 13; Kovarík, 1998: 148; Sissom & Jackman, 1998: 151; Beutelspacher, 2000: 110, 137, 141, 146, map 91; Sissom, 2000:535-536; Hendrixson 2001: 49; Soleglad & Fet, 2003a: 9, 150, figs. 5, 69, B-1, Tab. 2; Soleglad & Fet, 2005: 5.
Vejovis spinigerus spinigerus
: Hoffmann, 1931: 349-351.
Vaejovis spinigerus spinigerus: Díaz Najera, 1975: 7, 10.
Vaejovis spinigerus sonorensis: Díaz Najera, 1975: 7, 31; Vázquez & Zaragoza, 1979: 583; Beutelspacher, 2000: 110, 146, 154, map 91.
Vaejovis gravicaudus
(MIS): Williams, 1980: 63 (Isla Tiburon record only).

HOLOTYPE:  
Buthus spinigerus
Wood
Lectotype (designated by Cokendolpher & Peek, 1991: 98): M (USNM; S-9, Jar 3), “Texas”, USA.
Vejovis spinigerus sonorensis Hoffmann Holotype: F (AMNH), Bacerac, Sonora, México.

Original description:
Buthus spinigerus Wood, 1863a: 110.

Subsequent Accounts:
Williams 1980:

DIAGNOSlS. - Adults to 68 mm long. Base color of body light brownish yellow, mesosomal dorsum with underlying dusky pigmentation forming one pair more or less distinct longitudinal stripes: metasoma with position of ventromedian and ventrolateral keels outlined as thin black stripes. Metasoma stout, segments I and II wider than long, width of segment III approximating length or slightly wider. segment IV longer than wide, segment V 1.7-1.9 times longer than wide, mature individuals with segment V wider than segments I-III: ventrolateral keels smooth and reduced, ventromedian keels obsolete, dorsal keels distinctly raised compared to dorsolateral keels.  Pedipalp with moderate fingers and moderate palm: ratio of movable-finger length to carapace length 0.8-0.9; ratio of chela length to palm width 3.2-3.7; ratio of movable finger length to palm width 2.0-2 .3: supernumerary denticles 6 on fixed finger, 7 on movable finger; primary-row denticles subdivided into 6 subrows on fixed finger, 7 subrows on movable finger; palm smooth, keels absent to obsolete, palm surface smooth and lustrous. Pectine teeth 22-27 in males, 16-22 in females.
Similar to Vaejovis gravicaudus but differs as follows: pedipalp movable finger with principal row denticles subdivided into 7 subrows by 6 slightly enlarged denticles; pedipalp movable finger with seventh (most proximal supernumerary denticle) closely paired with adjacent enlarged denticle in primary row.

Distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Norte - Colorado Desert region around Algodones and Rio Hardy Fish Camp, Sonora), USA (Arizona, California, New México, ?Texas).

Published Records:  
Buthus spinigerus
Wood
Paralectotypes: 1M, 1F (USNM; S-9, Jar 3), 2 M (USNM; S-10, Jar 3), "Texas".
Vejovis spinigerus sonorensis Hoffmann Paratypes: 1M, 4F, 1 juv F (AMNH), 1M, 1F (IBUNM 052), same locality as holotype.
Vejovis spinigerus Wood
: Baja California Norte, Mexico: Algodones, 18-VII-1969 (Williams, Lee); 3.2 km S Algodones, 18-VII-1969 (Williams, Lee); Rio Hardy Fish Camp. 19-VII-1969 (Williams, Lee); 6.4 km N Rio Hardy Fish Camp. 19-VII-1969 (Williams. Lee).

Notes: Sissom (2006): Aside from the type series, no published record exists that places Vaejovis spinigerus in Texas.

 


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