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Proterocarcinus Feldmann et al. 1995 (swimming crab)

Crustacea - Decapoda - Portunidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 22667

Full reference: R. M. Feldmann, S. Casadio, L. Chirino-Galvez and M. Aguirre-Urreta. 1995. Fossil decapod crustaceans from the Jaguel and Roca Formations (Maastrichtian-Danian) of the Neuquen Basin, Argentina. Journal of Paleontology 69(5 II):1-22

Parent taxon: Macropipidae according to H. Karasawa et al. 2008

Sister taxa: Bathynectes, Boschettia, Coenophthalmus, Echinolatus, Faksecarcinus, Falsiportunites, Gecchelicarcinus, Macropipus, Megokkos, Minohellenus, Necora, Nectocarcinus, Ophthalmoplax, Parathranites, Pleolobites, Pororaria, Portufuria, Portunites, Raymannius, Rhachiosoma, Vestenanovia

Subtaxa: Proterocarcinus corsolini, Proterocarcinus latus, Proterocarcinus lophos, Proterocarcinus navidad

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Type: Proterocarcinus lophos

Ecology: carnivore