10 April, 2014

New Vaejovis from Mexico

Gerardo Contreras-Félix and Oscar Francke have recently published a new species of Vaejovis C. L. Koch, 1837 (Vaejovidae) from Michoacan, Mexico.

Vaejovis coalcoman Contreras-Félix & Francke, 2014

Vaejovis coalcoman sp. n. from Sierra de Coalcomán, in the northwestern part of the state of Michoacán, Mexico, is described. It belongs to the “mexicanus” group and it is compared with related species from the states of Jalisco and Guanajuato. A map with the known distribution of the related taxa is provided.

Contreras-Félix GA, Francke OF. Description of a new species of Vaejovis from Michoacán, Mexico (Arachnida: Scorpiones: Vaejovidae). Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad. 2014;85:24-30. [Free full text]

Thanks to Oscar Francke for sending me their paper!

Family Vaejovidae

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