Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 87

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Carabodes  C. L. Koch, 1836 (Figs 13-15, 84)

C. L. Koch, 1836: 3, 15.

Sellnick und Forsslund, 1952: 367.

Prodorsum: Surface with or without transversal projection behind the interlamellar setae but is never high. Lamellar setae phylliform, arising on the outer margin of lamellae. Interlamellar setae arising on the surface of lamellae. Sensillus clavate. Tutorium weakly developed.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal region without hollow, notogaster without elevation or other structure. Ten pairs of notogastral setae present.

Coxisternal region: Epimeral borders weakly developed, some epimeres not framed. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Stronger chitinous structure absent. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad originating near setae ad3.

Type species: Carabodes coriacus  * C. L. Koch, 1836. Germany.

Remarks: Very heterogenous taxon, further investigation of the species placed here is necessary.

* A short redescription is given elsewhere in this article.