26 April, 2011

A new Vaejovis from USA

David Sissom has published a new Vaejovis (Vaejovidae) from new Mexico, USA:

Vaejovis bigelowi Sissom, 2011

Vaejovis bigelowi, a new species of the scorpion family Vaejovidae, is described from the northern portion of the Peloncillo Mountains in southwestern New Mexico. The new species is most closely related to V. jonesi Stahnke, 1940 from which it may be distinguished by morphometries and carination of the metasoma.

Sissom WD. A new species of the genus Vaejovis from Southwestern New Mexico (Arachnida: Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Southwestern Entomologist. 2011;36(1):85-90.

Thanks to David Sissom, Kari McWest and Michael Soleglad for all sending me this paper!

Family Vaejovidae

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