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Temporal range: Late Jurassic–Recent
Dromia personata.jpg
Dromia personata, family Dromiidae
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Dromiacea
Superfamily: Dromioidea
De Haan, 1833
Families [1]

Dromioidea is a superfamily of crabs mostly found in Madagascar. The earliest fossils attributable to the Dromioidea date from the Late Jurassic.[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.