REVSYS: SYSTEMATICS OF THE
SCORPION FAMILY VAEJOVIDAE
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What are vaejovids?

Family Vaejovidae
Genus Paravaejovis

Genus Paruroctonus
Genus Pseudouroctonus
Genus Serradigitus
Genus Smeringurus
Genus Syntropis
Genus Uroctonites
Genus Uroctonus
Genus Vaejovis
Genus Vejovoidus

Why study vaejovids?

Diversity
Endemism
Taxonomy
Phylogeny
Biogeography

Bibliography

Why study Vaejovidae?

The scorpion family Vaejovidae represents an ideal model for research and training in scorpion systematics.  Based on unpublished data, more than double the described vaejovid species will be recognized once all habitats have been thoroughly surveyed.  Extensive fieldwork is required to obtain a better understanding of the distributions and geographical variation of currently recognized species and enable reliable diagnostic characters to be identified for their delimitation.  A phylogenetic analysis including all or most of vaejovid species is likewise essential for resolving both the phylogenetic position and generic composition of the family.  A revision and phylogenetic analysis of the vaejovid radiation will enhance not only our understanding of diversity and biogeography in the arid zone of southwestern North America, but of the evolution and speciation of arid-adapted arthropods in general. 

 

 


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