Reductoonops lucha, 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 : 16

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Reductoonops lucha

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Reductoonops lucha View in CoL , new species ( figs. 197, 198 View FIGURES 189–198. 189–196 , 239–253 View FIGURES 239–253 )

TYPES: Male holotype, three male paratypes, female allotype, and female paratype taken at an elevation of 1500 m at the Project Darwin base camp, La Lucha, Cerro Amuo, 9.114388°N, 83.093421°W, Puntarenas, Costa Rica (Feb. 19–27, 2008; C. Víquez), deposited in INBIO (PBI_ OON 31133) GoogleMaps .

DIAGNOSIS: Males resemble those of the Panamanian species R. almirante in having a triangular palpal apophysis, but have a much less sinuous embolus ( figs. 250–253 View FIGURES 239–253 ); females also resemble those of R. almirante in having an asymmetrical anterior genitalic process, but that process is longer and is situated on a much longer base ( figs. 197, 198 View FIGURES 189–198. 189–196 ).

MALE (PBI_OON 31133, figs. 239, 242–253 View FIGURES 239–253 ): Total length 1.06. 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 narrow, posteromedially directed lobe situated distal to short, modified seta on enlarged base. Palpal apophysis triangular, embolar base only slightly sinuous; cymbium not fused with bulb.

FEMALE (PBI_OON 30980, figs. 197, 198 View FIGURES 189–198. 189–196 , 240, 241 View FIGURES 239–253 ): Total length 1.45. Labium anterior margin indented at middle. Anterior genitalic process long, asymmetrical.

OTHER MATERIAL EXAMINED: COSTA RICA: Puntarenas: Cerro Frantzius , Feb. 26–28, 2005, elev. 2200 m (R. Anderson, INBIO PBI_OON 30980), 1♀ .

DISTRIBUTION: Costa Rica (southeastern Puntarenas).













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