Reductoonops celica, 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: 72

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Reductoonops celica

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Reductoonops celica   , new species ( figs. 526–542 View FIGURES 526–537 View FIGURES 538–547. 538–542 )

TYPES: Male holotype, three male paratypes, female allotype, and two female paratypes taken at an elevation of 2100 m at Celica, 04.09896°S, 79.97994°W, Loja, Ecuador (Feb. 25, 2010; E. Tapia), deposited in QCAZ (PBI_ OON 51328 View Materials ), plus three male and two female paratypes, same data, deposited in AMNH (PBI_ OON 49607 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

DIAGNOSIS: Males can be recognized by the prolaterally excavated palpal apophysis ( figs. 534–537 View FIGURES 526–537 ), females by the relatively short, thumb-shaped anterior genitalic process ( figs. 541, 542 View FIGURES 538–547. 538–542 ).

MALE (PBI_ OON 51328 View Materials , figs. 526–538 View FIGURES 526–537 View FIGURES 538–547. 538–542 ): Total length 1.10. Surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth. Eyes two; ALE separated by less than their radius. Sternum with anterior channels, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent; setae densest laterally. Labium anterior margin indented at middle. Endite tip with large lobe bearing procurved ridges. Palpal apophysis prolaterally excavated; cymbium not fused with bulb.

FEMALE (PBI_ OON 51328 View Materials , figs. 539–542 View FIGURES 538–547. 538–542 ): Total length 1.36. Anterior genitalic process relatively short, thumb shaped.


DISTRIBUTION: Ecuador (Loja).


Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador


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