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Branchioplax Rathbun 1916 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Mathildellidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 22344

Full reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1916. Description of a New Genus and Species of Fossil Crab from Port Townsend, Washington. American Journal of Science 41:344-346

Parent taxon: Mathildellidae according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Coeloma, Homoliformis, Tehuacana

Subtaxa: Branchioplax albertii, Branchioplax ballingi, Branchioplax bidentata, Branchioplax carmanahensis, Branchioplax concinna, Branchioplax parva, Branchioplax pentagonalis, Branchioplax rossii, Branchioplax sulcata, Branchioplax washingtoniana

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Type: Branchioplax washingtoniana

Ecology: carnivore