Malacoangelia

van der Hammen, L., 1959, Berlese's Primitive Oribatid Mites, Zoologische Verhandelingen 40, pp. 1-93: 15-16

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ORI111

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Malacoangelia
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Malacoangelia  Berlese, 1913

Malacoangelia  Berlese, 1913, p. 101; 1913a, p. 8; Ewing, 1917, p. 124; Grandjean, 1935, p. 237; 1947, p. 223; 1954, p. 429.

Originally, Berlese described Malacoangelia  as having the characters and the habitus of the genus Malaconothrus  with the exception of the differently shaped sensillus and bothridium. In a survey of the System of the Acari  , Berlese (1913a) classified Malacoangelia  together with Lohmannia  , Malaconothrus  , etc. in the tribe " Michaeliini  ", a subdivision of the family Nothridae  . Shortly after (Berlese 1916a, p. 176), he created a new tribe " Lohmannini  " (a subdivision of the Malaconothridae  ) containing the genera Lohmannia  , Perlohmannia  , Epilohmannia  , Medacoangelia  , and Eulohmannia  . The conformity of Malacoangelia  with Malaconothrus  or Lohmannia  , which Berlese erroneously supposed, is inconceivable to us. Ewing (1917) already, relying on the original description only, correctly placed the genus in the family Hypochthoniidae  . Grandjean (1935) again demonstrated the close relationship with Hypochthonius  ; the same opinion is found in his later classification of the Enarthronota  (1947, 1954).

Medacoangelia remigera  is the type and single representative of the genus.