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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: Panorpida
Cladus: Antliophora
Ordo: Diptera
Subordo: Brachycera
Infraordo: Muscomorpha
Sectio: Schizophora
Subsectio: Calyptratae
Superfamilia: Oestroidea
Familiae: Calliphoridae - Mesembrinellidae - Oestridae - Polleniidae - Rhinophoridae - Sarcophagidae - Tachinidae


Oestroidea Leach, 1815

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Leach, W.E. 1815. Entomology [pp. 57–172]. In: Brewster, D. (Ed). Brewster’s Edinburgh Encyclopedia. Volume IX [part I]. W. Blackwood, J. Waugh, etc., Edinburgh, 764 pp. BHL Reference page.
Gisondi, S., Rognes, K., Badano, D., Pape, T. & Cerretti, P. 2020. The world Polleniidae (Diptera, Oestroidea): key to genera and checklist of species. ZooKeys, 971: 105–155. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.971.51283 Open access Reference page.
Kutty, S.N.; Pape, T.; Wiegmann, B.M.; Meier, R. 2010: Molecular phylogeny of the Calyptratae (Diptera: Cyclorrhapha) with an emphasis on the superfamily Oestroidea and the position of Mystacinobiidae and McAlpine's fly. Systematic entomology, 35 (4): 614–635. DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-3113.2010.00536.x

Vernacular names
日本語: ヒツジバエ上科

Oestroidea is a superfamily of Calyptratae including the blow flies, bot flies, flesh flies, and their relatives.[1][2]

The superfamily includes the families:

Mesembrinellidae (formerly included in Calliphoridae)
Polleniidae (formerly included in Calliphoridae)
Rhiniidae (formerly included in Calliphoridae)

Mesembrinella caenozoica holotype male, fossil in Dominican amber

David K. Yeates, Brian M. Wiegmann (2005). "Phylogeny and evolution of Diptera: recent insights and new perspectives". The Evolutionary Biology of Flies. Columbia University Press. pp. 14–44. ISBN 978-0-231-12700-4.
Cerretti, P; Stireman, JO III; Pape, T; O’Hara, JE; Marinho, MAT; Rognes, K; Grimaldi, DA (2017). "First fossil of an oestroid fly (Diptera: Calyptratae: Oestroidea) and the dating of oestroid divergences". PLOS ONE. 12 (8 (e0182101)): e0182101. Bibcode:2017PLoSO..1282101C. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0182101. PMC 5568141. PMID 28832610.
Michelsen, Verner; Pape, Thomas (2017). "Ulurumyiidae – a new family of calyptrate flies (Diptera)". Systematic Entomology. 42 (4): 826–836. doi:10.1111/syen.12252. S2CID 90058240.

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