Corystidae

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Corystidae
Temporal range: Miocene–Recent
Corystes cassivelaunus 1.jpg
Corystes cassivelaunus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Corystoidea
Samouelle, 1819
Family: Corystidae
Samouelle, 1819
Genera

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Corystidae is a family of crabs, in its own superfamily, Corystoidea. It includes what was once thought to be the oldest Eubrachyuran fossil, Hebertides jurassica, thought to be dating from the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic);[1] the species was subsequently reinterpreted as being Cenozoic in age.[2] Corystidae contains ten extant and five extinct species in eight genera:[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Danièle Guinot; Antonio de Angeli; Alessandro Garassino (2007). "Hebertides jurassica n. gen., n. sp. (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of Normandy (France)". Atti della Società italiana di scienze naturali e del museo civico di storia naturale di Milano. 148 (2): 241–260. 
  2. ^ Paul D. Taylor; G. Breton; Danièle Guinot; Antonio de Angeli; Alessandro Garassino (2012). "The Cenozoic age of the supposed Jurassic crab Hebertides jurassica Guinot, De Angeli & Gerassino, 2007 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)". Atti della Società italiana di scienze naturali e del museo civico di storia naturale di Milano. 153 (1): 71–83. doi:10.4081/nhs.2012.71. 
  3. ^ 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. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Corystidae at Wikimedia Commons