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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: Paraneoptera
Superordo: Condylognatha
Ordo: Hemiptera
Subordo: Heteroptera
Infraordo: Pentatomomorpha
Superfamilia: Aradoidea

Familia: Termitaphididae
Genera (2): TermitaphisTermitaradus

Termitaphididae Myers, 1924


Engel, M.S. 2009: A new termite bug in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Hemiptera, Termitaphididae). ZooKeys, 25: 61–68. DOI: 10.3897/zookeys.25.267
Grimaldi, D.A.; Engel, M.S. 2008: A termite bug in early Miocene amber of the Dominican Republic (Hemiptera: Termitaphididae). American Museum novitates, (3619)


Zicha, Ondřej et al. Termitaphididae – Taxon details on Biological Library (BioLib).

Termitaphididae, occasionally called termite bugs,[1] is a small tropicopolitan family of true bugs placed in the superfamily Aradoidea. Typically members of Termitaphididae are small, being an average of 2 millimetres (0.079 in)-4 millimetres (0.16 in), and flattened with laminae extending out from each body segment giving a round scale like appearance. Currently the family contains two genera and twelve known species.[2] Members of Termitaphididae are inquilines lodging in the nests of host species of termite families Termitidae and Rhinotermitidae. Though considered a separate family in Aradoidea it has been suggested by Drs David Grimaldi and Michael Engel in 2008 that Termataphididae may in fact be highly derived members of Aradidae.[2] Of the thirteen known species one Termitaphis circumvallata belongs to the monotypic genus Termitaphis and four of the remaining eleven species in Termitaradus are extinct, having only been found in amber.[2][1] The living species are found worldwide in the tropical regions of Central and South America, Africa, Asia, and Australia.[2]

Poinar, G.; Heiss, E. (2011). "New Termitaphididae and Aradidae (Hemiptera) in Mexican and Dominican amber" (PDF). Palaeodiversity. 4: 51–62.
Engel, M.S. (2009). "A new termite bug in Miocene amber from the Dominican Republic (Hemiptera, Termitaphididae)". ZooKeys (25): 61–68. doi:10.3897/zookeys.25.267.

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