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Berndobodes  gen. n.

Subfamily: Bernodobodinae  subfam. n.

Prodorsum: Lamellae with a sharp outer cuspis, lamellar setae arising on them. Prelamellae - like costulae - present, which continue from the inner side of lamellae. Rostral setae arising before the lamellar ones. Prodorsum with one pair of protuberances, interlamellar setae originating on them. Sensillus long, with slightly dilated head. Tutorium well developed.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region normal, dorsosejugal suture present. Fifteen pairs of spathulate notogastral setae, one of them arising on the large humeral apophysis.

Coxisternal region: Apodemes and borders weakly developed, epimeres partly opened. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad removed very far from the anal aperture.

Type species: Berndobodes spathulifer  sp. n. ** Sabah (Malaysia).

** The description is given later.