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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Coleopterida
Ordo: Coleoptera
Subordo: Polyphaga
Superfamilia: Curculionoidea

Familia: Caridae
Genera (4 + 2†): CaenominurusCarCarodesChilecar – †Albicar – †Baltocar

Caridae Thompson, 1992


Alonso-Zarazaga, M.A. & Lyal, C.H.C. 1999. A world catalogue of families and genera of Curculionoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) (excepting Scolytidae and Platypodidae). Entomopraxis, Barcelona. PDF. Reference page.
Legalov, A.A. 2006: Phylogenetic reconstruction of weevils superfamily Curculionoidea (Coleoptera) using the SYNAP method. Biology Bulletin, 33(2): 127–134. DOI: 10.1134/S1062359006020051
Legalov, A.A. 2009: A review of fossil and recent species of the family Ithyceridae (Coleoptera) from the world fauna. Amurian zoological journal, 1(2): 117–131+ col. pl. I–IV. PDF PDF
{{a|Gratshev V.G.]], [[A.A. Legalov|Legalov, A.A.}} 2011: New Mesozoic Ithyceridae Beetles (Coleoptera). Paleontological Journal, 45(1): 76–81. DOI: 10.1134/S0031030111010060
Zimmerman, E.C. 1994: Australian Weevils (Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Vol.: 2. Brentidae, Eurhynchidae, Apionidae and a chapter on Immature Stages by Brenda May. CSIRO Publications - Entomological Society of America. Melbourne: x + 755 pp..



Vernacular names
español: Cáridos

Caridae is a small Gondwanan family of weevils. They are considered part of the primitive weevil group, because they have straight rather than geniculate (elbowed) antennae. The insertion of the antennae on the rostrum cannot be seen from above. Caridae also lack spiracles on abdominal tergites 6 and 7. The prothorax lacks lateral carinae. It has been suggested that the fossil weevil Eccoptarthrus belongs in this family, which would result in a change in the family name (as "Eccoptarthridae" would have seniority); this proposal has been rejected by most coleopterists (e.g.[1])

They are usually found on trees from the Cupressaceae. The genus, Car, has been found on Callitris, and Caenominurus on Austrocedrus and Pilgerodendron.

Kuschel, G. 2003. Nemonychidae, Belidae, Brentidae (Insecta : Coleoptera: Curculionoidea). Fauna of New Zealand 45, 100 pages. ISBN 0-478-09348-9

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