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 vittatus Williams 1970

Vejovis vittatus Williams, 1970b: 290-297, fig. 10-12.
Vaejovis vittatus: Díaz Najera, 1975: 7, 17; Williams, 1980: 54, 72-73, fig. 74, 75; Kovarík, 1998: 148; Beutelspacher, 2000: 113, 138, 154, map 96; Sissom, 2000:536; Soleglad & Fet, 2003a: 9, 161.

HOLOTYPE:  Vejovis vittatus Williams, holotype (male), CAS, Type No. 10430; 8.0 km SW San Miguel Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico. 2-3-VII-1968, S. C. Williams, M. A. Cazier).

Original description:
Vejovis vittatus Williams, 1970b: 290-297, fig. 10-12.

Subsequent Accounts:
Williams (1980):

Diagnosis.—Adults to 36 mm long. Base color yellow, two pairs dorsal mesosomal stripes, metasoma with melanic speckling along ventromedian and ventrolateral keel regions, body with general speckled appearance, pedipalp fingers contrastingly reddish brown compared to yellow palm. Pedipalps with short fingers, ratio of movable-finger length to carapace length 0.7-0.8; ratio of chela length to palm width 3.2-3.8; supernumerary granules 6 on fixed finger, 7 on movable finger; primary-row denticles of movable finger subdivided into 6 subrows by 5 slightly enlarged denticles; movable finger with seventh (most proximal) supernumerary granule not paired with an adjacent enlarged denticle in primary row; fixed finger with primary-row denticles subdivided into 6 subrows by 5 slightly enlarged denticles, fixed finger with supernumerary granule 6 (proximal one) closely paired with an adjacent enlarged denticle in primary row; pectine teeth 18-22 in males, 15-18 in females.
Similar to Vaejovis punctatus punctatus but differs as follows: mature individuals with smaller body size; frontal margin of carapace with 4 or 5 pairs long setae and one long median seta (not with three pairs setae and no median seta); ventrolateral keels of metasoma erenulate (not smooth); lacking proximal scallop on pedipalp chela of mature males. Similar to Vaejovis pattersoni but differs as follows: small rounded subaculear tubercule on telson (not with pointed subaculear tooth).

Distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Sur - San Jose de Comondu south to Cabo San Lucas, and following islands: Coronados, Partida, Espiritu Santo, Cerralvo).

Published Records:  Vejovis vittatus Williams, allotype (female): CAS, Type No. 10430; 8.0 km SW San Miguel Comondu, Baja California Sur, Mexico, 2-3-VII-1968 (S. C. Williams, M. A. Cazier); numerous MF from various localities in Baja California Sur, México. Baja California Sur, Mexico: 1.6 km S Loreto. 17-V-1969 (Williams); Isla Coronados, SW end. 25-V-1970 (Williams, Lee); 6.4 km S Mision San Javier, 18-V-1969 (Williams); 27 km N Colonia de la Toba. 30-1-1965 (Roth. AMNH): Isla Cerralvo. Piedras Gordas. 17-V-1970 (Williams. Lee): El Triunfo. 3-II-1965 (Roth, AMNH); 0.5 km S Raneho Buena Vista, 6-V-1969 (Williams): Sierra de la Laguna. 6-IV-I947 (LaRivers. CIS): Bahia de los Frailes. 9-III-I947 (LaRivers. CIS): Boca de la Sierra. 10-11-1966 (Roth. AMNH); 27 km N San Jose del Cabo, 9-II-1966 (Roth, AMNH).

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