Palaeocarpilius

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Palaeocarpilius
Temporal range: Eocene–Oligocene
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Carpillidae - Palaeocarpilius macrocheileus.JPG
Paleocarpilius macrocheilus from Italy, on display at Galerie de paléontologie et d'anatomie comparée in Paris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Family: Carpiliidae [2]
Genus: Palaeocarpilius
A. Milne-Edwards, 1862 [3]

Palaeocarpilius is an extinct genus of crabs belonging to the family Carpiliidae. The type species of this genus is Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus.

These epifaunal carnivores lived in the Eocene and the Oligocene, from 48.6 to 28.4 Ma. [1][4]

Species[edit]

  • Palaeocarpilius aquitanicus Milne-Edwards 1862
  • Palaeocarpilius ignotus Milne-Edwards 1862
  • Palaeocarpilius intermedius Stubblefield 1927
  • Palaeocarpilius laevis Imaizumi 1939
  • Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus Desmarest 1822
  • Palaeocarpilius mississippiensis Rathbun 1935
  • Palaeocarpilius rugifer Stoliczka 1871
  • Palaeocarpilius valrovinensis De Gregorio 1895

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Distribution[edit]

Fossils of this genus have been found in the Eocene of Italy and in the Oligocene of India, Libya and United States. [1]

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