Masteriinae

Passanha, Victor & Brescovit, Antonio D., 2018, On the Neotropical spider Subfamily Masteriinae (Araneae, Dipluridae), Zootaxa 4463 (1), pp. 1-73: 6

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http://doi.org/ 10.5281/zenodo.1441911

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Masteriinae
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Subfamily Masteriinae  Simon, 1889

Diagnosis. The subfamily Masteriinae  differs from the other subfamilies of Dipluridae  in the apical linear serrula ( Fig. 1AView FIGURE 1; Raven, 1991), the anterior median eyes are reduced or absent ( Fig. 3A –CView FIGURE 3; Raven, 1991); and the tarsal organ lacks elevation with low and concentric keels ( Fig. 1C –DView FIGURE 1). We also propose two new characters to enhance the diagnosis of the subfamily: the shape of the tarsal organ ( Fig. 1C –DView FIGURE 1), and trichobothria with corrugated bases and longitudinal keels ( Fig. 1EView FIGURE 1), which is not exclusive to Masteriinae  ; Barychelidae  and Theraphosidae  may have similar bases ( Guadanucci, 2012).