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Gymnobodes  Balogh, 1965 (Figs 33-34, 90-91)

Balogh, 1965: 59.

Prodorsum: Surface without any structure. Lamellar setae arising on rostral surface, beside the inner side of lamellar cuspis; rostral setae arising behind them. Interlamellar setae minute, originating on the interlamellar surface. Sensillus directed laterally, with gradually thickened, short head. Tutorium absent.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region normal, surface without any structure. Ten pairs of minute notogastral setae present.

Coxisternal region: All epimeres well separated. Epimeral setal formula: 1 —1—2— 4.

Ventral region: Along the posterolateral margin of ventral plate some deep areolae present. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —0—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad originating very far from the anal aperture.

Type species: Carabodes fraterculus  ** Balogh, 1963. Dem. Republic of Congo.

** Redescription is given in an other part of this article.