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Temporal range: Late Jurassic–Late Cretaceous
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Dromiacea
Superfamily: Glaessneropsoidea
Patrulius, 1959

Glaessneropsoidea is a superfamily of fossil crabs.[1] They are found in rocks from Late Jurassic age to Late Cretaceous.[2] The 45 species in the superfamily are divided among 11 genera in four families:[1]

Family Glaessneropsidae Patrulius, 1959
Family Lecythocaridae Schweitzer & Feldmann, 2009
Family Longodromitidae Schweitzer & Feldmann, 2009
Family Nodoprosopidae Schweitzer & Feldmann, 2009


  1. ^ a b 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. ^ Rodney M. Feldmann; Carrie E. Schweitzer; William R. Wahl (2008). "Ekalakia (Decapoda: Brachyura): the preservation of eyes links Cretaceous crabs to Jurassic ancestors" (PDF). Journal of Paleontology. 82 (5): 1030–1034. doi:10.1666/08-006.1. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-07-26.