Family Melyridae Leach 1815 (soft-winged flower beetle)

Insecta - Coleoptera - Melyridae

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

See also Bouchard et al. 2011, Crowson 1981 and Lawrence and Newton 1995

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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Distribution:

• Quaternary of Greenland (1 collection), the Russian Federation (17), the United Kingdom (1)

• Pliocene of France (1)

• Miocene of Germany (2)

• Oligocene of France (1)

• Eocene of France (1), Poland (2), the Russian Federation (2), Ukraine (1), United States (4: Colorado)

Total: 33 collections including 45 occurrences

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