Mahunka, S., 1986, A survey of the family Carabodidae C. L. Koch, 1836 (Acari: Oribatida), Acta Zoologica Hungarica 32, pp. 73-135: 84-86

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Austrocarabodes   Hammer, 1966 (Figs 9-10, 79-83)

Hammer, 1966: 59.

Prodorsum: Without structure. Lamellae without cuspis, but they thinned - like prelamellae - before the insertion of the lamellar setae.

Lamellar setae originating on the lateral surface of lamellae. All prodorsal setae phylliform, interlamellar setae arising on the inner margin of lamellae. Tutorium present.

Notogaster: Dorsosejugal suture well observable, notogaster without any structure, hollow or elevations. Fourteen pairs of notogastral setae present. No setae in humeral position.

Coxisternal region: Epimeral borders only partiy developed. Epimeral setal formula: 3 —1—3— 3.

Anogenital region: Without stronger structure, ribs or projections. Anogenital setal formula: 4 —1—2— 3. Lyrifissure iad not visible.

Type species: Carabodes ensifer   * Sellnick, 1931. Levkas, Greece.

* Redescription is given in an other part of this paper.