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July 2012 - Danielle N. Stringer, John T. Jennings & Andrew D. Austin, Australian Centre for Evolutionary Biology and Biodiversity, and the School of Earth and Environmental Science, The University of Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
30 December 2002 - John S. Noyes, The Natural History Museum, Cromwell Road, London, SW7 5BD, UK; Steve Shattuck & John La Salle, CSIRO Entomology, GPO Box 1700, Canberra, ACT
The Mymarommatoidea is a very small superfamily which contains only a single family, Mymarommatidae, with 14 extant species (3 Australian). Many previous authors have placed the Mymarommatidae in the Chalcidoidea; recent publications have looked at their relationships to the families of Chalcidoidea and have considered the Mymarommatidae as deserving its own superfamily (Gibson, 1986; Huber, 1986; Gibson et al., 1999; Noyes, 2002).
Further information is given in the introduction to the family Mymarommatidae. It is also worth looking at the general information given in the introduction to the Chalcidoidea.
Gibson, G.A.P. 1986. Evidence for monophyly and relationships of Chalcidoidea, Mymaridae, and Mymarommatidae (Hymenoptera: Terebrantes). Canadian Entomologist 118: 205-240
Gibson, G.A.P., Heraty, J.M. & Woolley, J.B. 1999. Phylogenetics and classification of Chalcidoidea and Mymarommatoidea — a review of current concepts (Hymenoptera, Apocrita). Zoologica Scripta 28: 87-124
Huber, J.T. 1986. Systematics, biology, and hosts of the Mymaridae and Mymarommatidae (Insecta: Hymenoptera): 1758–1984. Entomography 4: 185-243
Noyes, J.S. 2002. Interactive Catalogue of World Chalcidoidea. London, UK : Taxapad and The Natural History Museum.
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