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Machadocepheus  Balogh, 1958 (Figs 42-44, 96-97)

Balogh, 1958: 20.

Prodorsum: Medium part of prodorsum very highly convex, a broad interlamellar apophysis present. Interlamellar setae arising on its anterior margin. Lamellae with sharp apex, lamellar setae arising on their outer margin, phylliform. Sensillus uncate. Tutorium weak.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region with deep hollow, posterior part of notogaster with a very high elevation. Fifteen pairs of thin, simple notogastral setae present.

Coxisternal region: Apodemes and epimeral borders well developed, composing a network. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Strongly chitinized, with longitudinal and transversal costulae. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Setae ad1 and ad2 in adanal, ad3 in preanal position, the latter pair very near to aggenital setae. Lyrifissure iad situated laterally.

Type species: Machadocepheus excavatus  * Balogh, 1958. Dem. Republic of Congo.

* Its redescription is given in an other part of this article.