Laxotela gen. n. is described and figured from Australia, with five new species: L. gaimarii sp. n., L. hauseri sp. n., L. holstoni sp. n., L. metzi sp. n. and L. whitei sp. n. We conducted a cladistic analysis of all species of Laxotela gen. n. and Belonalys occulta (White). The phylogenetic relationships of Laxotela gen. n. and the sister group relationship of Laxotela gen. n. to Belonalys are discussed.