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Temporal range: Eocene–Recent
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Pseudozioidea
Alcock, 1898 [1]

Pseudozioidea is a superfamily of crabs, formerly treated in the Eriphioidea, Carpilioidea, Xanthoidea, Pilumnoidea and Goneplacoidea.[2] A number of fossils from the Eocene onwards are known from the family Pseudoziidae.[3] Eleven genera are recognised in three families:[4]


  1. ^ Peter Davie (2010). "Pseudozioidea". World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved January 31, 2017. 
  2. ^ Peter K. L. Ng, Danièle Guinot & Peter J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286. 
  3. ^ Carrie E. Schweitzer (2003). "Utility of proxy characters for classification of fossils: an example from the fossil Xanthoidea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura)". Journal of Paleontology. 77 (6): 1107–1128. doi:10.1666/0022-3360(2003)077<1107:UOPCFC>2.0.CO;2. 
  4. ^ 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.