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Reductoonops ferry       Get publication



            Female (PBI_OON 27364). Total length 1.09. CEPHALOTHORAX: Carapace pale orange, without any pattern, pyriform in dorsal view, pars cephalica flat in lateral view, anteriorly narrowed to 0.49 times its maximum width or less, with rounded posterolateral corners, posterolateral edge without pits, posterior margin not bulging below posterior rim, posterolateral surface without spikes, surface of elevated portion of pars cephalica smooth, sides finely reticulate, thorax without depressions, fovea absent, without radiating rows of pits; lateral margin undulate, rebordered, without denticles; plumose setae near posterior margin of pars thoracica absent; non-marginal pars cephalica setae dark, needle-like, present, scattered; non-marginal pars thoracica setae dark, needle-like; marginal setae dark, needle-like. Clypeus margin strongly rebordered, sinuous in front view, sloping forward in lateral view, high, ALE separated from edge of carapace by their radius or more, median projection absent; setae present, dark, needle-like. Chilum absent. Eyes two, well developed, ALE oval; ALE touching. Sternum longer than wide, pale orange, uniform, median concavity absent, with radial furrows between coxae I-II, II-III, III-IV, furrow smooth, radial furrow opposite coxae III absent, surface smooth, without pits, microsculpture absent, sickle-shaped structures absent, anterior margin unmodified, posterior margin extending posteriorly beyond anterior edges of coxae IV as single extension, lateral margin without infra-coxal grooves, distance between coxae II and III greater than distance between coxae I and II, and coxae III and IV, extensions of pre-coxal triangles absent, lateral margins with 3 pairs of lateral projections, without posterior hump; setae sparse, dark, needle-like, densest laterally, originating from surface. Mouthparts: Chelicerae, endites and labium pale orange. Chelicerae straight, anterior face unmodified; without teeth on both promargin and retromargin; fangs directed medially, shape normal, without prominent basal process, tip unmodified; setae dark, needle-like, evenly scattered; paturon inner margin with short inter-digitating setae, distal region abruptly narrowed, posterior surface unmodified, promargin with row of flattened setae, inner margin unmodified, laminate groove absent. Labium triangular, not fused to sternum, anterior margin indented at middle; with 6 or more setae on anterior margin, subdistal portion with unmodified setae. Endites distally not excavated, serrula present in single row, anteromedian tip unmodified, posteromedian part unmodified. Female palp claws absent; spines absent; tarsus unmodified, patella without prolateral row of ridges. ABDOMEN: cylindrical, without long posterior extension, rounded posteriorly, inter-scutal membrane rows of small sclerotized platelets absent posteriorly; dorsum soft portions white, without color pattern. Book lung covers large, ovoid, without setae, anterolateral edge unmodified. Posterior spiracles connected by groove. Pedicel tube short, unmodified, scuto-pedicel region unmodified, scutum not extending far dorsal of pedicel, plumose hairs absent, matted setae on anterior ventral abdomen in pedicel area absent, cuticular outgrowths near pedicel absent. Dorsal scutum absent. Epigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, not surrounding pedicel, not protruding, small lateral sclerites absent, without lateral joints. Postepigastric scutum weakly sclerotized, yellow, short, only around epigastric furrow, not fused to epigastric scutum, anterior margin unmodified, without posteriorly directed lateral apodemes. Spinneret scutum absent. Dorsum setae present, dark, needle-like. Epigastric area setae uniform, dark, needle-like. Postepigastric area setae present, dark, needle-like. Dense patch of setae anterior to spinnerets absent. Colulus present. LEGS: yellow, without color pattern; femur IV not thickened, same size as femora I-III, patella plus tibia I shorter than carapace, tibia I unmodified, tibia IV specialized hairs on ventral apex absent, tibia IV ventral scopula absent, metatarsi I and II meso-apical comb absent , metatarsi III and IV weak ventral scopula absent. Leg spines absent. Tarsi I to IV superior claws tooth not examined in detail. Tarsi I to IV without inferior claw. Trichobothria not examined.
Reductoonops ferry, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---27364)

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Reductoonops ferry, female endites, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---27364)

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Reductoonops ferry, female spinnerets, posterior view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---27364)

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Reductoonops ferry, female sternum, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---26442)

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Reductoonops ferry, female abdomen, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---26442)

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Reductoonops ferry, female epigynum, epigynal area, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---26442)

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Reductoonops ferry, female internal female genitalia, ventral view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---26442)

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Reductoonops ferry, female internal female genitalia, dorsal view (image by LE, specimen ID: ---26442)

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DISTRIBUTION

JAMAICA
Reductoonops ferry coordinates
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MATERIAL EXAMINED
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PBI USI Country State Division Locality Sex Type Status Elevation(m) GPS Coordinate Habitat Collection_Date Collector Inst. Code
PBI_OON 00026442  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    2 mi NW of Ferry  1 Adult Female  Holotype    18.03640; -76.99420  moist litter  17 May 1956  C. Hoff  MCZ 
PBI_OON 00027364  JAMAICA  Saint Catherine    2 mi W junction Red Hills Road and Road to Spanishtown  1 Adult Female      18.01853; -76.88431  moist litter  01 Nov 1957  A. Chickering  MCZ 


 
 
 
 
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