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Family Goneplacidae MacLeay 1838 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda

PaleoDB taxon number: 63310

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: Goneplacoidea according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Acidopsidae, Carinocarcinoididae, Chasmocarcinidae, Conleyidae, Euryplacidae, Hexapodidae, Litocheiridae, Martinocarcinidae, Mathildellidae, Progeryonidae, Scalopidiidae, Vultocinidae

Subtaxa: Amydrocarcinus, Carcinoplax, Goneplacinae, Gonoplax, Icriocarcinus, Kowaicarcinus, Magyarcarcinus, Ommatocarcinus, Psopheticus

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Ecology: carnivore