Carpilioidea

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Carpilioidea
Temporal range: Paleocene–Recent
Carpilius maculatus 2.jpg
Carpilius maculatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Carpilioidea
Ortmann, 1893
Families
  • Carpiliidae Ortmann, 1893
  • Paleoxanthopsidae Schweitzer, 2003
  • Tumidocarcinidae Schweitzer, 2005
  • Zanthopsidae Vía, 1959
Harpactoxanthopsis quadrilobata fossil, Middle Eocene, Venetia Region, northern Italy

Carpilioidea is a superfamily of crabs containing a single extant family, Carpiliidae and three extinct families.[1] The modern range of the family includes the Indo-Pacific, Western Atlantic and Caribbean Sea.[2] The fossil record of the group extends back at least as far as the Paleocene.[3]

Genera[edit]

Carpiliidae Ortmann, 1893

Paleoxanthopsidae Schweitzer, 2003

Tumidocarcinidae Schweitzer, 2005

Zanthopsidae Vía, 1959

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. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06. 
  2. ^ Carrie E. Schweitzer (2000). "Tertiary Xanthoidea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) from the west coast of North America". Journal of Crustacean Biology. 20 (4): 715–742. doi:10.1651/0278-0372(2000)020[0715:TXCDBF]2.0.CO;2. 
  3. ^ Carrie E. Schweitzer; Rodney M. Feldmann; Iuliana Lazǎr (2009). "Fossil Crustacea (excluding Cirripedia and Ostracoda) in the University of Bucharest Collections, Romania, including two new species" (PDF). Bulletin of the Mizunami Fossil Museum. 35: 1–14. 

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