Reductoonops niltepec, 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: 12

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Reductoonops niltepec

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Reductoonops niltepec   , new species ( figs. 141–160 View FIGURES 136–145. 136–140 View FIGURES 146–160 )

TYPES: Male holotype and male paratype taken 2 miles southeast of Niltepec, 16°32′N, 94°33′W, Oaxaca, Mexico (Aug. 16, 1966; J., W. Ivie), deposited in AMNH (PBI_ OON 37321 View Materials ) GoogleMaps   .

DIAGNOSIS: Members of this species resemble those of R. chamela   and R. armeria   in retaining the four posterior eyes. Males differ from those of R.armeria   in having a much longer base subtending both the embolus and conductor, and from those of R. chamela   in having that base wider ( figs. 157–160 View FIGURES 146–160 ). Females differ from those of R. chamela   and R. armeria   in having the posterior portion of the anterior genitalic process wider proximally than distally ( figs. 144, 145 View FIGURES 136–145. 136–140 ).

MALE (PBI_ OON 37321 View Materials , figs. 141 View FIGURES 136–145. 136–140 , 146–160 View FIGURES 146–160 ): Total length 1.03. Surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica finely reticulate. Eyes six; ALE touching. Sternum without anterior channels, surface finely reticulate, without pits, microsculpture only at sides; setae densest laterally. Labium anterior margin indented at middle. Endite tip with squared, anteromedially directed lobe. Embolus and conductor originating from long, wide common base; cymbium not fused with bulb.

FEMALE (PBI_ OON 21105 View Materials , figs. 142–145 View FIGURES 136–145. 136–140 ): Total length 1.15. Anterior genitalic process with long posterior portion wider posteriorly than anteriorly, short anterior portion greatly widened.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: MEXICO: Oaxaca: 20 mi S Juchetenango , May 29, 1971, Berlese, oak litter, elev. 6000 ft (S. Peck, AMNH PBI_ OON 21105 View Materials ), 2♀   ; 11.6 km N junction Routes 190 and 135, on 135, July 21, 1987, Berlese, wet oak forest (R. Anderson, FMNH 61606 View Materials , PBI_ OON 10892 View Materials ), 1♂   ; 3 mi SE Tlacolula , 16°56′N, 96°25′W, Aug. 30, 1966 (J., W. Ivie, AMNH PBI_ OON 37322 View Materials ), 1♂ GoogleMaps   .

DISTRIBUTION: Mexico (Oaxaca).


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