Dakoticancroidea

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Dakoticancroidea
Temporal range: Santonian–Maastrichtian
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Dromiacea
Superfamily: Dakoticancroidea
Rathbun, 1917
Families

Dakoticancridae
Ibericancridae

Dakoticancroidea is a superfamily of fossil crabs, containing six species in five genera, divided into two families.[1] The family Dakoticancridae is only known from North American rocks of Late Cretaceous age,[2] while the single species in the Ibericancridae was found in Spain.[3]

Dakoticancridae Rathbun, 1917
Ibericancridae Artal, Guinot, Van Bakel & Castillo, 2008

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. ^ G. A. Bishop, R. M. Feldmann & F. Vega (1998). "The Dakoticancridae (Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Late Cretaceous of North America and Mexico". Contributions to Zoology 67 (4): 237–256. 
  3. ^ Pedro Artal, Danièle Guinot, Barry van Bakel & Juan Castillo (2008). "Ibericancridae, a new dakoticancroid family (Decapoda, Brachyura, Podotremata) from the upper Campanian (Upper Cretaceous) of Spain" (PDF). Zootaxa 1907: 1–27.