(Austroargiolestes icteromelas: Argiolestinae)
The Megapodagrionidae are usually divided into five or six subfamilies:
- Pseudolestinae (often treated as distinct family)
In addition, two monotypic genera are sometimes placed here as monotypic subfamilies: Thaumatoneura is otherwise regarded as a monotypic family of the Calopterygoidea. Coryphagrion was usually also considered a monotypic family in older treatments; in recent times it is often included in the Pseudostigmatidae of the superfamily Coenagrionoidea. The extinct genus Electropodagrion was described from a fossil in Baltic amber in 2008 and placed into the family, with no subfamily designation.
A 2013 phylogenetic analysis pares down this family into only three genera:
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- Azar, D.; Nel, A. (2008). "First Baltic amber megapodagrionid damselfly (Odonata: Zygoptera)". Annales de la Société Entomologique de France. New Series. 44 (4): 451–457. doi:10.1080/00379271.2008.10697580. – via Taylor & Francis (subscription required)
- Dijkstra, K. D. B., Kalkman, V. J., Dow, R. A., Stokvis, F. R., & Van Tol, J. (2014). Redefining the damselfly families: a comprehensive molecular phylogeny of Zygoptera (Odonata). Systematic Entomology, 39(1), 68-96.
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