Malaconothrus

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 75

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Malaconothrus
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Malaconothrus  Berlese, 1904

Malaconothrus  Berlese, 1904b, p. 24.

In the description of Lohmannia (Malaconothrus) egregia  , Berlese compares this species with Nothrus monodactylus Michael  . He thought it justified to create a subgenus Malaconothrus  which later he considered a separate genus. N. monodactylus  is generally regarded as the type of Malaconothrus  ; Radford (1950, p. 180) even mentions that Berlese himself designated it as the type 2). It is, however, evident that the genus is monotypical, so that Lohmannia (Malaconothrus) egregius  must be considered the type; the identity of this species is certain. M. egregius  is the single representative of the genus, which is described in Berlese's papers 3).

2) Knülle (1957, p. ISS) records that Baker and VVharton (1952) designated M. monodactylus  as type of the genus. A list of species of the genus is given by Knülle (l.c., p. 156).

3) I have made no study of two species from Java in the Collection, of which the diagnosis has not been published.