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Genotype: Pseudoparonellides badia sp. nov.

This new genus is closely allied to Paronellides Schött, from which it differs in having a mucro with three prominent teeth. Represented by one species.

Pseudoparonellides badia sp. nov. Plate 67, figs. 450–452.

Colour: In life, a reddish-brown. Mounted, more of an orange-brown, antennae and legs blue, furcula yellow. Narrow dark purple intersegmental bands on posterior margins of Th. I and II and of Abd. I; Abds. II, III, and V all purple, IV purple dorsally and with posterior half all purple.

Clothing: Densely clothed with ciliated setae and dorsally on head and thorax with many long, flexed setae. Bothriotrichia present on Abd. II.

Body: Length up to 1·2 mm. Antennae about five-eights the length of the body, the four segments related as 17: 28: 25: 43. The head is deeper than it is long. Abd. IV seven times longer than Abd. III. Ocelli, eight to each side, set on ill-defined dark brown fields. Six ocelli large, two a little smaller. Ventral tube long and cylindrical.

Legs: Claw with a single inner tooth at about one-quarter; no outer teeth. Empodial appendage lanceolate and nearly as long as claw. No tenent hairs.

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Furcula: Reaching to thorax. Manubrium to mucrodens as 40: 50. Dens heavily clothed with ciliated setae and apically with two large spine-like appendages. Mucro very short with three strong teeth, one of which is apical; the others a pair pre-apical and ventral, giving the mucro the appearance of being three-winged.

Localities: Weheka, in leaf debris in the forest near the Fox Glacier; Bullock Creek, South Westland, under wet moss and lichen on a steep bank.

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Type: Slide 3/861 and Figured Paratype: Slide 3/862, Dominion Museum Collection.