(Oberprieler, Rolf G., Marvaldi, Adriana E. & Anderson, Robert S. 2007)
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- Carodes condensatus Oberprieler, Rolf G., 2007, Zootaxa 1668: 501-501.
Controversy surrounds the name of the family, in that, following the placement of the fragmented Karatau fossil Eccoptarthrus crassipes in Caridae by Zherikhin & Gratshev (1995), its name is superseded by the older family-group name Eccoptarthridae. However, there is nothing tangible that relates Eccoptarthrus to Caridae, and the broadened basal tarsites, which Zherikhin & Gratshev (1995) regarded as a defining feature of the family, are neither restricted to this family nor in fact universal in extant carids. Eccoptarthrus evidently is a nemonychid like the other Karatau fossils (Kuschel 2003) and probably just the dorsal impression of another species described as Archaeorrhynchus or similar genus (Oberprieler & Kuschel, in prep.). The affinities and classificatory position of Caridae have also been controversial, the group (generally based on Car only) having earlier been assigned to Nemonychidae, Rhynchitinae and Apioninae (see Zimmerman 1994 a for full account) and more recently to Belidae (Thompson 1992) and Brentidae (May 1993, Kuschel 1995). However, following the discovery of the larva (May 1994) and the inclusion of its characters in phylogenetic analyses, a position as a distinct family adelphic to Brentidae + Curculionidae is strongly indicated (Marvaldi & Morrone 2000, Oberprieler 2000, Marvaldi et al. 2002).
- Oberprieler, Rolf G.; Marvaldi, Adriana E.; Anderson, Robert S.; 2007: Weevils, weevils, weevils everywhere *, Zootaxa 1668: 501-501. doi