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The Neotropical goblin spiders of the new genus Reductoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3811)

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dc.contributor.author Platnick, Norman I.
dc.contributor.author Berniker, Lily.
dc.contributor.author Goblin Spider Planetary Biodiversity Inventory.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-08-27T22:50:38Z
dc.date.available 2014-08-27T22:50:38Z
dc.date.issued 2014-08-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2246/6550
dc.description 75 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm. Part of the oonopid PBI project. (Acknowledgments) en_US
dc.description.abstract A new genus, Reductoonops, is established for a group of New World soft-bodied oonopine spiders, found from Mexico south to Chile, characterized by reduced size, a flattened clypeus, loss of the posterior median spinnerets, and often by loss of the four posterior eyes. Members of this group resemble those of Stenoonops Simon but lack the clump of short setae found on the dorsal surface of the palpal tarsus of both sexes in that genus, and often have four pairs of deep channels at the sides of the sternum, the most anterior pair of which demarcate a short, trapezoidal, anterior portion of the sternum. A total of 34 new species are described from Mexico (chamela, armeria, niltepec, real, nubes, jabin), Costa Rica (monte, lucha), Costa Rica and Panama (naci), Panama (almirante, escopeta, bayano), Jamaica (ferry), Curaçao (hato), Martinique (diamant), Colombia (marta, sasaima, meta, leticia), Ecuador (tandapi, pichincha, tina, domingo, otonga, palenque, napo, jatun, hedlite, molleturo, celica, yasuni), the Galapagos Islands (pinta), Peru (carpish), and Chile (elqui). en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Museum of Natural History. en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries American Museum novitates, no. 3811. en_US
dc.subject Reductoonops. en_US
dc.subject Oonopidae. en_US
dc.subject Spiders. en_US
dc.subject Latin America. en_US
dc.title The Neotropical goblin spiders of the new genus Reductoonops (Araneae, Oonopidae). (American Museum novitates, no. 3811) en_US
dc.title.alternative Reductoonops. en_US


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    Novitates (Latin for "new acquaintances"), published continuously and numbered consecutively since 1921, are short papers that contain descriptions of new forms and reports in zoology, paleontology, and geology. New numbers are published at irregular intervals.

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