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Family Achorutidae nov.

This new family is proposed here in place of the Hypogastruridae of Börner, which latter no longer is tenable on account of the genus Hypogastrura being invalid.

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Folsom, in 1916, pointed out that Hypogastrura is a homonym and that the type of Hypogastrura is Podura aquatica Linnaeus. Bagnall (1940) again points this out, and reverts to the use of Achorutes Templeton, the genotype of which must be Achorutes dubius Templeton, 1835.