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Infraorder Brachyura Linnaeus 1758 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda

Parent taxon: Decapoda according to C. E. Schweitzer and R. M. Feldmann 2009

Sister taxa: Acanthinopus, Achelata, Alcmonacaris, Anaglyptus, Anomura, Archeosolenocera, Archithelphusa, Aspidogaster, Astacidea, Axiidea, Blaculla, Blepharipoda, Buergerocaris, Calapa, Cambarus, Carcinocarcinus, Carcinoplacidae, Carpilodes, Charassocarcinus, Chiiengphoherus, Corellicarcinus, Cretachlorodus, Cyclodorippoida, Dalletastacus, Dendrobranchiata, Doratiopus, Erymastacus, Gampsurus, Gebia, Gebiidea, Geryon, Glabropilumus, Halice, Hecia, Hefriga, Hemiplax, Heterochelida, Heterocrypta, Hippidea, Homelys, Huhatanka, Imocaris, Ixoides, Kierionopsis, Klytia, Laeviranina, Leiothorax, Leptoides, Lissopsis, Maioidea, Martinezicancer, Mascarananda, Mecochiria, Meyerella, Meyeria harveyi, Microcorystes, Mitrax, Neopilumnoplax, Nephropsidae, Noetlingia, Oedisoma, Olinaecaris, Oxythyreus, Palaeohomarus, Palaeopolycheles, Palaxius, Palinura, Parafavreina, Parapinnixa, Paratymolus, Parvocaris, Pinnacaris, Pleocyemata, Polyonyx, Prepaeduma, Protonecrocarcinus, Pseudoraninella, Semiranina, Symethis, Syphax, Tetrachelus, Thalassinidea, Thaumastoplax, Torynomma, Trachycarcinus, Trachynotus, Triasiglyphea, Trichopaltarion, Varuna

Subtaxa: Archaeobrachyura, Bellioidea, Brachyrhyncha, Bythograeoidea, Cancroidea, Componocancroidea, Cryptochiroidea, Cyclodorippoidea, Dairoidea, Dakoticancroidea, Dromiacea, Dromioidea, Eubrachyura, Gecarcinucoidea, Glaessneropsoidea, Goneplacoidea, Grapsoidea, Homoloidea, Konidromitoidea, Leucosioidea, Marocarcinidae, Mcrocarcinidae, Ocypodoidea, Oxystomata, Palicoidea, Parthenopoidea, Pilumnoidea, Pilumnoidoidea, Pinnotheroidea, Pisidae, Podotremata, Portunoidea, Potamoidea, Potamonautidae, Pseudothelphusoidea, Retroplumoidea, Rioarribia, Trichodactyloidea

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore