Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 78

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Family Carabodidae  C. L. Koch, 1836

C. L. Koch, 1836: 3, 15 (?)

Diagnosis: Prodorsum with lamellae, running marginally. Bothridium opened laterally, funnel-shaped. Tutorium observable but without free cuspis. Dorsosejugal suture present. Notogastral cerotegument always ornamented by foveolae or pustules, also stronger chitinous structure often present. Chelicerae normal, diarthric labiogenal articulation present. Coxisternal region large, mostly well divided by apodemes and epimeral borders. Circumpedal carina absent. Anal and genital apertures situated near to each other. Lyrifissure lad originating far from anal opening, in paraanal position. All legs monodactylous. Femur of legs 2-4 with sharp ventral blades. Tarsus and tibia gradually thickened to their contact, genu minute.

Typus generis: Carabodes  C. L. Koch, 1836.