Galatheoidea

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Galatheoidea
Temporal range: Middle Jurassic–Recent
Porcelain crab Nick Hobgood.jpg
Neopetrolisthes maculatus (Porcellanidae)
Three-toothed squat lobster, Munidopsis tridentata.jpg
Munidopsis tridentata (Munidopsidae)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Anomura
Superfamily: Galatheoidea
Samouelle, 1819
Families

Galatheoidea is a superfamily of decapod crustaceans comprising the porcelain crabs and some squat lobsters. Squat lobsters within the three families of the superfamily Chirostyloidea are not closely related to the squat lobsters within the Galatheoidea.[1] The fossil record of the superfamily extends back to the Middle Jurassic genus Palaeomunidopsis.[1]

Classification[edit]

The following families and genera are included:[1][2][3]

Galatheidae Samouelle, 1819


Munididae Ahyong et al., 2010


Munidopsidae Ortmann, 1898


Porcellanidae Haworth, 1825

Fossil record[edit]

Two further fossil taxa may be included in the superfamily,[3] but were not considered in the latest synopsis.[1] The family Retrorsichelidae contains the single species, Retrorsichela laevis from the Campanian, which was tentatively placed in Galatheoidea by its authors.[4] The Eocene genus Ovocarcinus, containing only O. elongatus, was originally placed incertae sedis.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Shane T. Ahyong, Keiji Baba, Enrique Macpherson & Gary C. B. Poore (2010). "A new classification of the Galatheoidea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Anomura)" (PDF). Zootaxa 2676: 57 68. 
  2. ^ Masayuki Osawa & Patsy A. McLaughlin (2010). Martyn E. Y. Low and S. H. Tan, ed. "Annotated checklist of anomuran decapod crustaceans of the world (exclusive of the Kiwaoidea and families Chirostylidae and Galatheidae of the Galatheoidea)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Suppl. 23: 109–129.  |chapter= ignored (help)
  3. ^ a b Sammy De Grave, N. Dean Pentcheff, Shane T. Ahyong et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans". Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. 
  4. ^ Rodney M. Feldmann, Dale M. Tshudy & Michael R. A. Thomson (1993). "Late Cretaceous and Paleocene Decapod Crustaceans from James Ross Basin, Antarctic Peninsula" (PDF). Journal of Paleontology. Memoir 28 (Supplement to volume 67, issue 1): 1–41. doi:10.2307/1315582. 
  5. ^ P. Müller & J. S. H. Collins (1991). "Late Eocene coral–associated decapods (Crustacea) from Hungary" (PDF). Contributions to Tertiary and Quaternary Geology 28 (2–3): 47–92.