Reductoonops palenque, 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 palenque

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Reductoonops palenque   , new species ( figs. 435–451 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 View FIGURES 440–451 )

TYPES: Male holotype, 13 male paratypes, female allotype, and 24 female paratypes from Berlese sample of forest litter taken at an elevation of 700 ft at the Centro Científico Río Palenque , 47 km south of Santo Domingo, Los Ríos, Ecuador (May 18–30, 1975; S., J. Peck), deposited in FMNH (33701, PBI_ OON 10203 View Materials )   .

DIAGNOSIS: Males can be recognized by the extremely long, narrow, flattened palpal apophysis ( figs. 448–451 View FIGURES 440–451 ), females by the extremely long anterior genitalic process, which arises from a very narrow boat-shaped structure ( figs. 438, 439 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 ).

MALE (PBI_ OON 10203 View Materials , figs. 435 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 , 440–451 View FIGURES 440–451 ): Total length 1.05. Surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth. Eyes two; ALE touching. Sternum with anterior channels, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent; setae densest laterally. Labium anterior margin deeply incised. Endite tip with triangular lobe bearing ventral ridge and two highly modified setae. Palpal apophysis long, narrow throughout most of its length, conductor long, narrow; cymbium fused with bulb but with clearly defined seam between.

FEMALE (PBI_ OON 10203 View Materials , figs. 436–439 View FIGURES 430–439. 430–434 ): Total length 1.10. Labium anterior margin indented at middle. Anterior genitalic process very long, gradually tapering toward tip, set in very narrow boat-shaped structure.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: ECUADOR: Los Ríos: Centro Científico Río Palenque , 47 km S Santo Domingo, May 18–30, 1975, Berlese, forest litter, elev. 700 ft (S., J. Peck, FMNH 33703 View Materials , PBI_ OON 10205 View Materials ), 2♀   , Feb. 25, 1976, Berlese, litter under decaying fruit, elev. 260 m (S. Peck, FMNH 33725 View Materials , PBI_ OON 10227 View Materials ), 1♂   .

DISTRIBUTION: Ecuador (Los Ríos).


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