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Superfamily Xanthoidea MacLeay 1838 (crab)

Decapoda - Brachyura

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: Eubrachyura according to S.T. Ahyong et al. 2007

Sister taxa: Aethridae, Calappidae, Carpilioidea, Daira, Dorippoidea, Eriphioidea, Hepatidae, Heterotremata, Majidae, Ocypodidae, Portunidae, Raninoida, Thoracotremata

Subtaxa: Actaeites, Actaeopsis, Caprocancer, Colpocaris, Cretachlorodius, Domeciidae, Eoxanthias, Gwana, Megaxantho, Muelleroplax, Panopeidae, Paraxanthosia, Pilumnidae, Pilumnomimus, Pregeryona, Prochlorodius, Pseudorhombilidae, Syphaxiella, Tanaocheleidae, Tetraliidae, Thelecarcinus, Thelphusograpsus, Trapeziidae, Woodbinax, Xanthidae, Xanthosioides

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore