Liochthonius , van der Hammen, L., 1959

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 19

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ORI111

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scientific name

Liochthonius
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nov. gen.

Liochthonius  1) nov. gen. (= Brachychthonius  auct.)

Because the genus Brachychthonius  Berlese is used here in the correct sense of Brachychochthonius  Jacot, a new genus must be created for Brachychthonius  auct. I introduce the name Liochthonius  for the genus with the same characters as Brachychthonius  auct., and I designate Brachychthonius perpusillis Berlese  (redescription by Forsslund, 1942, p. 4, fig. 4) as the type.

1) From leios (smooth) and chthonios.