Reductoonops leticia, Platnick & Berniker, 2014

Platnick, Norman I. & Berniker, Lily, 2014, ffle Neotropical goblin spiders of the new genus Reductoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae), American Museum Novitates 2014 (3811), pp. 1-75: 66

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Reductoonops leticia

new species

Reductoonops leticia   , new species ( figs. 319–323 View FIGURES 314–323. 314–318 )

TYPE: Female holotype taken 7 km north of Leticia, Amazonas, Colombia (Feb. 20–25, 1972; S. Peck), deposited in AMNH (PBI_ OON 37066 View Materials )   .

DIAGNOSIS: Females resemble those of R. sasaima   in having a basally enlarged, triangular anterior genital process, but its tip has longer lateral projections than in that species ( figs. 322, 323 View FIGURES 314–323. 314–318 ).

MALE: Unknown.

FEMALE (PBI_ OON 37066 View Materials , figs. 319–323 View FIGURES 314–323. 314–318 ): Total length 1.22. Surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth. Eyes two; ALE touching. Sternum with anterior channels, surface smooth, microsculpture absent; setae densest laterally. Labium anterior margin deeply incised. Anterior genitalic process enlarged, base greatly widened, tip with long lateral extensions, dorsal surface with numerous glandular openings.


DISTRIBUTION: Colombia (Amazonas).


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