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Description of a new species of Masteria L. Koch, 1873 (Dipluridae: Masteriinae) with a World Catalogue

Author:
Rasalan, Joseph B., Barrion-Dupo, Aimee Lynn A.
Source:
Journal of Asia-Pacific biodiversity(Online) 2019 v.12 no.2 pp. 160-164
ISSN:
2287-884X
Subject:
Dipluridae, biodiversity, eyes, new species, Philippines
Abstract:
A newly discovered species of Masteria L. Koch, 1873 collected under rock debris near the entrance of Pelpel cave from Pangasinan, Luzon island, Philippines, Masteria urdujae sp. nov. is described. It is the first masteriine species described from Northern Luzon and the third for the country. M. urdujae has six eyes, typical of the genus. It is currently the smallest of the recorded Indomalayan masteriine species.
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6294113