01 April, 2014

A new Vaejovis from Arizona, USA

Vaejovis grahami is no April fools prank, but a new species from Arizona.
Richard Ayrey and Michael Soleglad have recently described a new species of Vaejovis Thorell, 1876 (Vaejovidae) from southern Arizona, USA.

Vaejovis grahami

A new scorpion species, Vaejovis grahami sp. nov. is described. This small, dark brown species is found in the Santa Rita Mountains, Santa Cruz County, Arizona, USA. It is most similar to V. vorhiesi Stahnke and V. deboerae Ayrey. The pedipalp fixed finger usually has 5 inner denticles (ID) and the movable finger has 6, like in most other southern Arizona Vaejovis.

Ayrey RF, Soleglad ME. New Species of Vaejovis from the Santa Rita Mountains, Southern Arizona (Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Euscorpius. 2014 (183):1-13 [Free full text]

Family Vaejovidae

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