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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 J. A. Robertson et al. 2015

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

Subtaxa: Dasytinae, Gietellinae, Malachiinae, Melyrinae, Rhadalinae, Troglocollops

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