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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

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Vaejovis waeringi Williams 1970

Vejovis waeringi Williams, 1970f: 397-400, 401, fig. 1-2; Soleglad, 1973b: 359, tab. 4; Stahnke, 1974a: 135.
Vejovis coloradensis Williams, 1970f: 397, 401-403, fig. 3-4 (synonymized by Williams, 1980: 73); Soleglad, 1973b: 359, tab. 4.
Vaejovis waeringi: Díaz Najera, 1975: 7, 11; Williams, 1980: 55, 73-74, fig. 53Q, 54K, 55C, 59, 76; Sissom, 1991a: 219; Kovarík, 1998: 148; Beutelspacher, 2000: 113, 137, 154, map 96; Sissom, 2000:536-537; Soleglad & Fet, 2003a: 9, 150, figs. 70, B-1.
Vaejovis coloradensis
: Díaz Najera, 1975: 6, 14 (locality erroneously placed in México); Sissom, 1991a: 219.

Vejovis waeringi Williams
holotype (male) (CAS, Type No. 10431), Oakie Landing, 43 km S Puertecitos, Baja California Norte, México, 12-VI-1968, (S. C. Williams, M. A. Cazier).
Vejovis coloradensis Williams, holotype (male), (CAS Type No. 10413), 3.2 km W Andrade, Imperial County, California, 6-VII-1969 (S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee).

Original description:
Vejovis waeringi Williams, 1970f: 397-400, 401, fig. 1-2.

Subsequent Accounts:
Williams (1980):

"Diagnosis. - Adults to 55 mm long. Base color uniform pale yellow, no distinctive color markings. Metasoma with ventrolateral keels crenulate on segments I-IV, ventromedian keels smooth on I, smooth with several crenulations on II; smooth to crenulate on III, irregularly crenulate on IV; segment I wider than long, segment II length approximates width, segment III longer than wide, segment V 1.7-2.1 times longer than wide. Pedipalp with narrow palm, fingers elongate; ratio of movable-finger length to carapace length 0.9-1.1; ratio of chela length to palm width 4.6-6.0; ratio of movable-finger length to palm width 3.2-4.0; supernumerary granules 6 on fixed finger, 7 on movable finger, primary-row denticles subdivided into 6 subrows by 5 slightly enlarged denticles on movable and on fixed fingers; palms with keels low and inconspicuous, with low rounded granules; fingers with long narrow proximal scallop. Pectine teeth 12-14 in females, 15-18 in males.
Similar to Vaejovis puritanus and Vaejovis confusus. Differs from V. puritanus as follows: pedipalp fixed finger with primary-row denticles subdivided into 6 subrows by 5 slightly enlarged denticles (not subdivided into 5 subrows by 4 slightly enlarged denticles); ratio of metasoma total length to width of segment V 6.0-7.1 (not 7.5-8.1); ratio of chela length to palm width 5.7-6.0 in males (not 3.9-4.4). Differs from V. confusus as follows: ratio of fixed-finger length to palm length 1.2-1.4 (not 1.0-1.1); ratio of chela length to palm width greater than 5.0 in males, greater than 4.3 in females; ratio of palm width to brachium width 1.0 or less."

Distribution: NORTH AMERICA. México (Baja California Norte - upper Gulf region from Algodones south to Oakie Landing, and east of Sierra San Pedro Martir and Sierra Juarez.), USA (southern California).

Published Records:  
Vejovis waeringi
Williams Paratypes: 179M, 54F (CAS; including F allotype)
Oakie Landing, 43 km S Puertecitos, Baja California Norte, Mexico, 12-VI-1968, S. C. Williams, M. A. Cazier.; 22M, 7F (CAS), San Felipe, Baja California Norte, México; 15M, 7F (CAS), Puertecitos, Baja California Norte, México; 2F (CAS), 4 mi W Rio Hardy Fishing Camp, Baja California Norte, México.
Vejovis coloradensis Williams Paratypes: 1M, 1F (allotype) (CAS), 3.2 km W Andrade, Imperial County, California, 6-VII-1969 (S. C. Williams, V. F. Lee); 2M (CAS), Glamis, California, USA; 2M (CAS), 19 mi W Calexico, California, USA; 2M (CAS), 10 mi E Calexico, California, USA; 2M, 2F (CAS), 2 mi S Algodones, Baja California Norte, México; 3M (CAS), Algodones, Baja California Norte, México.
Baja California Norte, Mexico: Guadalupe Canyon, E side Sierra Juarez, 18-VI-1973 (Williams. Blair); 17 km S Pozo Demara, Laguna Salada. 20-VI-1971 (Cross); Persebu, 23-VI-1973 (Williams, Blair).



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