Reductoonops otonga, 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: 69

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Reductoonops otonga

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Reductoonops otonga   , new species ( figs. 415–434 View FIGURES 415–429 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 )

TYPES: Male holotype, female allotype, and female paratype collected by hand from forest litter taken at an elevation of 855 m at Otongachi, 00°19′15″S, 78°57′06″W, Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas, Ecuador (Dec. 6, 2009; B. Baehr, Niarchos Exped.   ), deposited in QCAZ (PBI_ OON 51322 View Materials ), plus female paratype, same data, deposited in AMNH (PBI_ OON 49610 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

DIAGNOSIS: Males resemble those of R. yasuni   but have an elevated ridge on the base of the embolus ( fig. 427 View FIGURES 415–429 ); females resemble those of R. domingo   , but the anterior genitalic process is relatively uniform in width throughout its length ( figs. 433, 434 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 ), rather than basally widened and subdistally narrowed.

MALE (PBI_ OON 51322 View Materials , figs. 415–429 View FIGURES 415–429 ): Total length 1.20. 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. Endite tip with bipartite, medially directed lobe. Palpal apophysis straight, embolar base with elevated ridge; cymbium not fused with bulb.

FEMALE (PBI_ OON 51322 View Materials , figs. 430–434 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 ): Total length 1.11. Labium anterior margin indented at middle. Anterior genitalic process relatively uniform in width throughout most of its length, only slightly narrowed distally.


DISTRIBUTION: Ecuador (Santo Domingo de Los Tsáchilas).


Museo de Zoologia, Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Ecuador


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