30 November, 2010

Four new Vaejovis from Mexico

Carlos Santibanez-Lopez and Oscar Francke has published a new paper on new and poorly known species in the mexicanus group of Vaejovis (Vaejovidae):

Vaejovis darwini Santibanez-Lopez & Francke, 2010
Vaejovis dzahui Santibanez-Lopez & Francke, 2010
Vaejovis prendinii Santibanez-Lopez & Francke, 2010
Vaejovis zapoteca Santibanez-Lopez & Francke, 2010

The paper has an identification key for the species in the mexicanus genus group.

Four new species belonging to the mexicanus group of the genus Vaejovis C.L. Koch 1836 from Oaxaca, Mexico are described. The number of species of this group for the state is raised to seven. The males of V. franckei and V. setosus are described for the first time. A key to Oaxacan species of the mexicanus group is provided.

Santibanez-Lopez CE, Francke OF. New and poorly known species of the mexicanus group of the genus Vaejovis (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae) from Oaxaca, Mexico. Journal of Arachnology. 2010;38:555-71. [Subscription required for fulltext, but free fulltext after one year

Thanks to Carlos Santibanez-Lopez for sending me this paper!

Family Vaejovidae

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