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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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