Archaeogeryon

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Archaeogeryon
Temporal range: Miocene
Archaeogeryon.jpg
dorsal view
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Geryonidae
Genus: Archaeogeryon
Colosi, 1923
Species: A. peruvianus
Binomial name
Archaeogeryon peruvianus
(d'Orbigny, 1842)

Archaeogeryon peruvianus is an extinct species of crab from the Miocene, the only species in the genus Archaeogeryon.[1] Despite the species name, the crab is only known from Chile.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. 
  2. ^ Archaeogeryon peruvianus in the Paleobiology Database