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Congocepheus  Balogh, 1958 (Figs 19-21, 86)

Balogh, 1958: 21.

Prodorsum: Highly elevated, with an strong translamellar protection, interlamellar setae arising on it. Lamellar setae arising on the outer margin of lamellae; all prodorsal setae phylliform, but of different shape. Sensillus uncate. Tutorium strongly developed, with undulate margin.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region with a deep hollow, median part of notogaster highly convex. Fourteen pairs of phylliform notogastral setae, two pairs of them directed forwards. No seta in humeral position.

Coxisternal region: Third and fourth epimeres not completely fused. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Ornamented by longitudinal and transversal ribs. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad situated laterally far from adanal setae.

Type species: Congocepheus heterotrichus  * Balogh, 1958. Dem. Rep. of Congo.

* The redescription of this species is given later.