Vaejovis franckei Sissom, 1989,

A, Contreras-Félix Gerardo & Oscar, Francke B., 2019, Taxonomic revision of the “ mexicanus ” group of the genus Vaejovis C. L. Koch, 1836 (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae), Zootaxa 4596 (1), pp. 1-100: 38-40

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Vaejovis franckei Sissom, 1989
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Vaejovis franckei Sissom, 1989 

Figures 4View FIGURE 4, 13gView FIGURE 13, 14fView FIGURE 14, 15gView FIGURE 15, 16gView FIGURE 16, 17gView FIGURE 17, 18gView FIGURE 18, 19gView FIGURE 19, 25View FIGURE 25

Vaejovis franckei Sissom, 1989 a: 150  –152, 157, Fig: 54–61.

Vaejovis franckei: Kovarík, 1998: 146  ; Beutelspacher, 2000: 83, 144, 153, map 52; Sissom, 2000: 540; Soleglad & Fet, 2008: 73, 77; Mondragon & Ruiz, 2009: 371 –372; Zárate-Galvez & Francke, 2009b: 21, 24; Graham & Bryson, 2010: 285; Santibáñez-López & Francke, 2010: 256, 259–261, Fig: 1, 9–15, 46; Bryson et al. 2013: 5.

Type material. Holotype female. MEXICO: Oaxaca, Sierra Alopaneca, 8–18 mi (via road) NE San Juan del Estado (elev. 2560–2956 m). Cols.: C. M. Bogert and M. R. Bogert. ( AMNH). Examined. 

Paratypes: MEXICO: Oaxaca, El Punto, north of continental Divide on road to Guelatao (elev. 2133–2286 m.). VI-28-1967. Col.: M. R. Bogert. 2 ♀ ( AMNH) Examined  . MEXICO: Oaxaca, 17.6 mi S of Ixtlán de Juárez , Oaxaca, México (elev. 2408 m., in bromeliads). VIII-19-1 973. Col.: A. Newton. 1 ♀ ( MCZ), not examined  . MEXICO: Oaxaca, Cerro San Felipe (elev. 3200 m.). VIII-6-1965. Col.: M. L. Paulson. 2 ♀ ( WDS). Not examined  .

Other specimens examined. Vaejovis franckei  : MEXICO: Oaxaca, San Pablo Etla, Cerro de la Peña Robusta (N 17.16033°, W 96.73432°, elev. 2040 m). VIII-6-2006. Col.: C. Santibáñez. 3 ♂, 1 ♀ ( CNAN-SC3149)GoogleMaps  . MEXICO: Oaxaca, Ixtlan de Juarez, 6 km W Llano Grande, San Antonio Cuajimoloyas (N 17.133333°, W 96.433333°, elev. 3134 m.). VII-20-2007. Cols.: C Santibáñez and A. Valdez. 5 ♂, 11 ♀. ( CNAN-SC3218; CNAN- SC3219; CNAN-SC3220; CNAN-SC3221)GoogleMaps  . MEXICO: Oaxaca, Ixtlan de Juarez, Campamento Tatachinto (N 17.283333°, W 96.416667°, elev. 2313 m.). VII-22-2 0 0 7. Cols.: O. Francke, A. Ballesteros, H. Montaño, C. Santibáñez and A. Valdez. 2 ♀ ( CNAN-SC3696)GoogleMaps 

Diagnosis. Adults 19 to 26 mm long (Fig: 25-a, b). Carapace (Fig: 13-g), slightly longer than segment V (Carapace L/MS-VL 1.07±0.03 [1.07±0.13]) and longer than femur (Carapace L/Femur L 1.4± 0.05 [1.38±0.1]); anterior margin of carapace straight. Tergite VII with two pairs of short carinae, conspicuously elevated and crenulated. Pectinal teeth 12–14 [10–11]; sternites IV to VII with a lighter median longitudinal band; sternite V on males with whitish patch present only at posterior margin; sternite VII with a pair of weak carina, only present as some small, flat and scattered granules on the middle portion of the segment, and 10 to 16 (mode: 12) setae. Metasomal segment I two times wider than long, rectangular in dorsal view (MSI L/ W 0.54 ±0.04 [0.54±0.03]); intercarinal spaces on segments I– IV smooth, on segment V granulose, sides of segment V convex (MS-V L/ W 1.32 ± 0.15 [1.45±0.14]; W/D 1.27±0.06 [1.25±0.03]). Vesicle (Fig: 16-d) broad (L/ W 1.38 ±0.08 [1.31±0.04]), dorsoventrally flattened (W/D 1.58± 0.1 [1.65±0.15]) dorsal face flat with a small whitish vesicular gland (Fig: 14- g). Pedipalp femur (Fig: 15-g) less than three times longer than wide (L/ W 2.63 ±0.13 [2.79±0.1]), wider than deep (W/D 1.25±0.1 [1.27±0.09]). Pedipalp patella (Fig: 16-g) less than three times longer than wide (L/ W 2.65 ±0.1 [2.52±0.2]), almost as wide as deep (W/D 1.06±0.06 [1.11±0.01]); dorsointernal carina inconspicuous, without granules. Pedipalp chela (Fig: 17, 18-g) globular on males, slender on females (CM L/ W 1.64 ±0.1 [2.62±0.3]; W/D 0.98±0.05 [0.95±0.1]); dorsal retrolateral, dorsal prosubmedian, retrolateral median and prolateral median carinae weak and smooth. Pedipalp chela fixed finger on males slightly narrower than on females. Pedipalp chela dentate margin of fingers on males distinctly scalloped.

Hemispermatophore (Fig: 9-g): Lamelliform (Tl 2.3; LL 1.5; LW 0.3); lamella without distal crest; two lobe- shaped hooks located basally, one of them small, almost vestigial, lamella with a basal notch at level of hooks. Capsular region with mesal, median lobe present.

Full morphometric variation is given in tables 13 and 14. Setae variation is given in tables 9–12.

Distribution. This species has a limited distribution in the Sierra Norte of Oaxaca ( Figure 4View FIGURE 4).

Natural history. This species inhabits pine forests and is commonly found under the bark of fallen logs; it is the only species of vaejovid thus far reported to inhabit inside bromeliads (Mondragon & Ruiz, 2009).

AMNH

American Museum of Natural History

MCZ

Museum of Comparative Zoology

Kingdom

Animalia

Phylum

Arthropoda

Class

Arachnida

Order

Scorpiones

Family

Vaejovidae

Genus

Vaejovis

Loc

Vaejovis franckei Sissom, 1989

A, Contreras-Félix Gerardo & Oscar, Francke B. 2019
2019
Loc

Vaejovis franckei: Kovarík, 1998 : 146

Bryson Junior, R. W. & Riddle, B. & Graham, M. R. & Smith, B. T. & Prendini, L. 2013: 5
Graham, M. R. & Bryson Junior, R. W. 2010: 285
Santibanez-Lopez, C. E. & Francke, O. F. 2010: 256
Ruiz, G. I. C. 2009: 371
Soleglad, M. & Fet, V. 2008: 73
Beutelspacher B. 2000: 83
Sissom, W. D. 2000: 540
Kovarik, F. 1998: 146
2000