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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Hexapoda
Classis: Insecta
Cladus: Dicondylia
Subclassis: Pterygota
Cladus: Metapterygota
Infraclassis: Neoptera
Cladus: Eumetabola
Cladus: Endopterygota
Superordo: Neuropterida
Ordo: Neuroptera
Subordo: Myrmeleontiformia
Superfamilia: Nymphoidea

Familia: Nymphidae
Genera: †Araripenymphes – Austronymphes – †Baissoleon – †Cretonymphes – †Dactylomyius – †Daonymphes – †Elenchonymphes – †Liminympha – †Mesonymphes – Myiodactylus – Nesydrion – Norfolius – Nymphes – †Nymphites – †Olindanymphes – Osymylops – †Pronymphes – †Rafaelnymphes – †Santananymphes – †Sialium – †Spilonymphes – Umbranymphes

Name

Nymphidae Rambur, 1842

References

Archibald, S.B.; Makarkin, V.N.; Ansorge, J. 2009: New fossil species of Nymphidae (Neuroptera) from the Eocene of North America and Europe. Zootaxa, 2157: 59–68. Abstract & excerpt PDF
MacLeod, E.G. 1970: The Neuroptera of the Baltic amber. I. Ascalaphidae, Nymphidae, and Psychopsidae. Psyche, 77: 147–180. DOI: 10.1155/1970/45459
Makarkin, V.N. et al. 2013: The presence of the recurrent veinlet in the Middle Jurassic Nymphidae (Neuroptera): a unique character condition in Myrmeleontoidea. ZooKeys 325: 1–20. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.325.5453 Reference page.
Menon, F.; Martins-Neto, R.G.; Martill, D. 2005. A new Lower Cretaceous nymphid (Insecta, Neuroptera, Nymphidae) from the Crato Formation of Brazil. Gaea, Journal of Geoscience, 1(1): 11-15.
Myskowiak, J.; Huang, D.; Azar, D.; Cai, C.; Garrouste, R.; Nel, A. 2016. New lacewings (Insecta, Neuroptera, Osmylidae, Nymphidae) from the Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber and Crato Formation in Brazil. Cretaceous Research, in press. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.029.
New, T.R. 1981: A revision of the Australian Nymphidae (Insecta: Neuroptera). Australian journal of zoology, 29 (5): 707–750. DOI: 10.1071/ZO9810707
New, T.R. 1988(1987): Nymphidae (Insecta: Neuroptera) from New Guinea. Invertebrate taxonomy, 1 (7): 807–815. DOI: 10.1071/IT9870807
New, T.R.; Lambkin, K.J. 2008: The larva of Norfolius (Neuroptera: Nymphidae). Systematic entomology, 14 (1): 93–98. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.1989.tb00266.x
Ren, D.; Engel, M.S. 2007: A split-footed lacewing and two epiosmylines from the Jurassic of China (Neuroptera). Annales zoologici, 57 (2): 211–219. PDF
Shi, C. et al. 2013: New species of Nymphites Haase (Neuroptera: Nymphidae) from the Middle Jurassic of China, with a redescription of the type species of the genus. Zootaxa 3700(3): 393–410. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.3700.3.4 Reference page.

Nymphidae, sometimes called split-footed lacewings, are a family of winged insects of the order Neuroptera.[1]

Nymphidae stand somewhat apart from other living Myrmeleontoidea. The antlions (Myrmeleontidae) and the owlflies (Ascalaphidae) are more closely related to them, but the bulk of the Nymphidae sister groups include extinct taxa known only from fossils, such as the Nymphitidae, Brogniartiellidae or Babinskaiidae. The spoonwings (Nemopteridae) were at one time also believed to be quite closely related, but they seem to belong to another lineage of Myrmeleontiformia altogether. Myiodactylus osmyloides and its relatives were formerly separated as Myiodactylidae but they do not form a lineage separate from the other Nymphidae.[citation needed]

In addition to the numerous living genera, the fossil Pronymphes is known from the Eocene[2] plus Araripenymphes and Rafaelnymphes from the Cretaceous Crato Formation in Brazil.[3][4]
Living genera

Austronymphes Esben-Petersen, 1914
Myiodactylus Brauer, 1866
Nesydrion Gerstaecker, 1885
Norfolius Navás, 1922
Nymphes Leach, 1814
Nymphydrion Banks, 1913
Osmylops Banks, 1913
Umbranymphes New, 1987

References

S. Bruce Archibald, Vladimir N. Makarkin & Jörg Ansorge (2009). "New fossil species of Nymphidae (Neuroptera) from the Eocene of North America and Europe" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2157: 59–68. doi:10.11646/zootaxa.2157.1.4.
Engel, Michael S. & Grimaldi, David A. (2007): The neuropterid fauna of Dominican and Mexican amber (Neuropterida, Megaloptera, Neuroptera). American Museum Novitates 3587: 1-58. PDF fulltext
Menon, F.; Martins-Neto, R.G.; Martill, D. (2005). "A new Lower Cretaceous nymphid (Insecta, Neuroptera, Nymphidae) from the Crato Formation of Brazil". Gaea, Journal of Geoscience. 1 (1): 11–15.
Myskowiak, J.; Huang, D.; Azar, D.; Cai, C.; Garrouste, R.; Nel, A. (2016). "New lacewings (Insecta, Neuroptera, Osmylidae, Nymphidae) from the Lower Cretaceous Burmese amber and Crato Formation in Brazil". Cretaceous Research. 59: 214–227. doi:10.1016/j.cretres.2015.10.029.

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