Tachypleus

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Tachypleus
Temporal range: 145–0 Ma
Late Jurassic to Present[1]
Tachypleus tridentatus.jpg
Tachypleus tridentatus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Merostomata
Order: Xiphosura
Family: Limulidae
Genus: Tachypleus

Tachypleus is a genus of southeast and east Asian horseshoe crabs in the family Limulidae. This species of horseshoe crab diverged from the older versions approx. 145 mya.

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Sepkoski, Jack (2002). "A compendium of fossil marine animal genera (Arthropoda entry)". Bulletins of American Paleontology. 364: 560. Retrieved 2007-12-31. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to Tachypleus at Wikimedia Commons