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New spider named after UCL scientist Dr Ben Collen

25 January 2019

Loureedia colleni (credit: Faluke)

A newly discovered species of spider, Loureedia colleni, has been named in honour of Dr Ben Collen, an internationally recognised conservation scientist and founder member of the UCL Centre for Biodiversity & Environment Research.

Read full article: New spider named after UCL scientist Dr Ben Collen
Read full paper: First records of Loureedia (Araneae, Eresidae) from Europe with the description of a new species and a survey of genus
Authors: Sérgio Henriques, Jesus Miñano, Laura Pérez-Zarcos, Milan Řezáč, Francisco Rodríguez, Rafael Tamajón and José Martínez-Avilés