Behemoth in Leviathan’s crypt: Second Cryptomaster daddy longlegs species

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  • January 26, 2016
  • Suggestively called Cryptomaster, the herein studied daddy longlegs genus, represented until recently by a single species, is not only difficult to find in the mountains of southwest Oregon, but had also stayed understudied for several decades since its establishment in 1969. Inspired by much newer records of the previously known species, called after the notorious […]

    Smeagol found underground in Brazil: New eyeless and highly modified harvestman species

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  • November 19, 2015
  • Called after Tolkien’s character from the “Lord of the Rings” series, a new eyeless harvestman species was found to crawl in a humid cave in southeastern Brazil. Never getting out of its subterranean home, the new daddy longlegs species is the most highly modified representative among its close relatives and only the second one with […]