Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 97

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Klapperiches  Mahunka, 1974 (Figs 39-41, 95)

Mahunka, 1974: 554.

Prodorsum: Its surface moderately convex, without any structure. Lamellae tliin, originating marginally, lamellar setae arising close to their inner margin, on the prodorsal surface. Rostral setae standing behind them. Interlamellar setae originating on the interlamellar surface, in the anterior half of prodorsum. All prodorsal setae dilate, resembling notogastral ones. Sensillus short, clavate. Tutorium very weakly developed.

Notogaster: Without any structure or hollow. Ten pairs of dilate, spathulate notogastral setae present.

Coxisternal region: Apodemes and the epimeral borders well developed, composing a network. Epimeral setal formula: 1 —1—3— 2.

Anogenital region: Without any structure. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2-— 3. Setae ad2 and ad3 situated in adanal position.

Type species: Klapperiches nigrosetosus  Mahunka, 1978. Dominica.