Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 87-88

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Cavernocarabodes  Mahunka, 1974 (Figs 16-18, 85)

Mahunka, 1974: 47.

Prodorsum: Lamellae gradually narrowing, lamellar setae originating far from the lamellae in interlamellar position. Prodorsal surface without protuberances. Interlamellar setae minute, resembling notogastral ones, originating in interlamellar position. Sensillus short, clavate. Tutorium weak.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal suture normal, notogaster without elevation or protuberances. Ten pairs of minute, penicillate notogastral setae present.

Coxisternal region: Epimeral setal formula: 1 —1—3— 3. A very great, well-framed median cavity before the genital aperture present. Apodemes thin, epimeres not well framed, some epimeres fused with each other.

Anogenital region: Anal and genital aperture very near to each other. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad situated far from anal opening.

Type species: Cavernocarabodes perreti  Mahunka, 1974. Sahbayeme, Cameroun.