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Family Melyridae Leach 1815 (soft-winged flower beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera

PaleoDB taxon number: 346380

Alternative spelling: Melyrides

Full reference: W. E. Leach. 1815. Entomology. The Edinburgh Encyclopaedia 9:57-172

Parent taxon: Cleroidea according to M. L. Gimmel et al. 2019

Sister taxa: Acanthocnemidae, Biphyllidae, Boleopsidae, Byturidae, Cervicatinius, Chaetosomatidae, Cleridae, Forticatinius, Juraniscus, Lophocateridae, Mathesius, Peltidae, Phloiophilidae, Phycosecidae, Prionoceridae, Protopeltidae, Rentoniidae, Rhadalidae, Shartegopsis, Thanerocleridae, Thymalidae, Trogossitidae

Subtaxa: Dasytinae, Malachiinae, Melyrinae, Troglocollops

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