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Temporal range: Aptian–Recent
Calappa japonica.jpg
Calappa japonica seen from above
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Calappoidea
H. Milne-Edwards, 1837


Calappoidea is a superfamily of crabs comprising the two families Calappidae and Matutidae.[1] The earliest fossils attributable to the Calappoidea date from the Aptian.[2]


  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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ Andreas Brösing (2008). "A reconstruction of an evolutionary scenario for the Brachyura (Decapoda) in the context of the Cretaceous–Tertiary boundary" (PDF). Crustaceana. 81 (3): 271–287. doi:10.1163/156854008783564091. 

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