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Tan Scorpion - Paravaejovis puritanus - male

Tan Scorpion - Paravaejovis puritanus - Male
Malibu , Los Angeles County, California, USA
September 22, 2013
Size: 1.5 inches
I caught this scorpion in Malibu. Specifically, on a hiking trail called solstice canyon. This specimen is about 1.5 inches. It is a beige to raw sienna. Half of the femur and half of the patella are a dark grey while the rest of the legs are a faded parchment shade. Has mesosomal ridges. Semi-long and slender pincers. I'd appreciate an identification. Both Latin and common names please.

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Paruroctonus EDIT not paruroctonus!
Jeeze i mustve been tired.

This is Vaejovis puritanus.

You found a rare one. That is
You found a rare one. That is a Wernerius Inyoensis. Only recently discovered in California. Also known as a Death Valley Scorpion.

This isnt wernerius. Wern
This isnt wernerius.

Wernerius have a small spine above the aculeus, like diplocentrus.

Moved for expert attention & cropped
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Please make sure to crop down just to the bug any images posted for identification, like i did here for you

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