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Family Xanthidae MacLeay 1838 (stone crab)

Malacostraca

PaleoDB taxon number: 63314

Full reference: W. S. MacLeay. 1838. On the Brachyurous Decapod Crustacea brought from the Cape by Dr. Smith. In Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa; being a portion of the objects of Natural History chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Smith, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836; fitted out by "The Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa". 53-71

Parent taxon: Xanthoidea according to R. M. Feldmann et al. 2003

Sister taxa: Actaeites, Actaeopsis, Caprocancer, Carpiliopsis, Colpocaris, Cretachlorodius, Creticarcinus, Domeciidae, Eoplax, Eoxanthias, Goneplacidae, Gwana, Menippidae, Muelleroplax, Panopeidae, Paraxanthosia, Pilumnomimus, Pregeryona, Prochlorodius, Pseudorhombilidae, Syphax, Syphaxiella, Tanaocheleidae, Tetraliidae, Thelecarcinus, Thelphusograpsus, Trapeziidae, Wanga, Woodbinax

Subtaxa: Actaeinae, Bernuffius, Chlorodiella, Chlorodiellinae, Chlorodinae, Cymo, Cymoinae, Eoxanthops, Etisinae, Etisus, Euxanthinae, Haydnella, Kraussiinae, Liomerinae, Lybia, Megaxantho, Nanocassiope, Neoliomera, Nogarolia, Paraxanthodes, Phlyctenodes, Polydectinae, Sculptoplax, Speocarcininae, Speocarcinus, Xandaros, Xanthinae, Xanthopsis, Zalasiinae, Zalasius, Zosiminae

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Ecology: carnivore