Thaumastellidae

Thaumastellidae

[‚thȯ·mə′stel·ə‚dē]
(invertebrate zoology)
A monospecific family of the Hemiptera assigned to the Pentatomorpha found only in Ethiopia.
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He also included the Pentatomoidea asa single terminal taxon in the analysis providing evidence for its monophyly, but showing the difficult position of Thaumastellidae, usually included in this group.
Cydnidae is monophyletic only in the morphological analysis, but in the molecular and combined ones it is paraphyletic, in particular because of Corimelaenidae and Thaumastellidae. Parastrachiinae, formerly considered a family different from the Cydnidae (e.g., Sweet and Schaefer 2002), forms a monophyletic group with Corimelaenidae.