Access

You are not currently logged in.

Access your personal account or get JSTOR access through your library or other institution:

login

Log in to your personal account or through your institution.

If You Use a Screen Reader

This content is available through Read Online (Free) program, which relies on page scans. Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.

New Groups and Species Belonging to the Nominate Subgenus Paruroctonus (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae)

Richard M. Haradon
The Journal of Arachnology
Vol. 13, No. 1 (Spring, 1985), pp. 19-42
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3705229
Page Count: 24
  • Read Online (Free)
  • Subscribe ($19.50)
  • Cite this Item
Since scans are not currently available to screen readers, please contact JSTOR User Support for access. We'll provide a PDF copy for your screen reader.
New Groups and Species Belonging to the Nominate Subgenus Paruroctonus (Scorpiones, Vaejovidae)
Preview not available

Abstract

The nominate subgenus of the North American genus Paruroctonus Werner, 1934, comprises three infragroups, differentiated primarily by cheliceral and pectinal characters, and named after P. gracilior (Hoffmann, 1931), P. boreus (Girard, 1854), and P. stahnkei (Gertsch and Soleglad, 1966). The gracilior infragroup is monotypic. The boreus infragroup comprises four microgroups (10 species), named after P. boreus, P. becki (Gertsch and Allred, 1965), P. xanthus (Gertsch and Soleglad, 1966), and P. baergi (Williams and Hadley, 1967). The stahnkei infragroup comprises four microgroups (15 species), named after P. stahnkei, P. shulovi (Williams, 1970), P. borregoensis Williams, 1972, and P. williamsi Sissom and Francke, 1981. New synonyms include: P. boreus (= Vejovis auratus Gertsch and Soleglad, 1966); P. gracilior (= Vejovis pallidus Williams, 1968). New species and subspecies include: P. bantai saratoga, n. ssp. (southern Death Valley); P. shulovi nevadae, n. ssp. (southern Nevada); P. simulatus, n. sp. (western Great Basin); P. coahuilanus, n. sp. (Cuatro Cienegas basin, Coahuila). The gracilior and boreus infragroups are primarily allopatric, but both are sympatric with the stahnkei infragroup. Species within an infragroup are primarily allopatric, exceptions involving essentially allotopic species.

Page Thumbnails

  • Thumbnail: Page 
[19]
    [19]
  • Thumbnail: Page 
20
    20
  • Thumbnail: Page 
21
    21
  • Thumbnail: Page 
22
    22
  • Thumbnail: Page 
23
    23
  • Thumbnail: Page 
24
    24
  • Thumbnail: Page 
25
    25
  • Thumbnail: Page 
26
    26
  • Thumbnail: Page 
27
    27
  • Thumbnail: Page 
28
    28
  • Thumbnail: Page 
29
    29
  • Thumbnail: Page 
30
    30
  • Thumbnail: Page 
31
    31
  • Thumbnail: Page 
32
    32
  • Thumbnail: Page 
33
    33
  • Thumbnail: Page 
34
    34
  • Thumbnail: Page 
35
    35
  • Thumbnail: Page 
36
    36
  • Thumbnail: Page 
37
    37
  • Thumbnail: Page 
38
    38
  • Thumbnail: Page 
39
    39
  • Thumbnail: Page 
40
    40
  • Thumbnail: Page 
41
    41
  • Thumbnail: Page 
42
    42