Family Axiidae Huxley 1879 (decapod)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Axiidae

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

Sister taxa: Callianassidae, Callianideidae, Calocarididae, Gourretiidae, Micheleidae, Strahlaxiidae, Thomassiniidae

Subtaxa: Aperiopyxis Axiopsis Axius Dorphinaxius Etallonia Huxleycaris Magila Megachela Palaeoaxius Paraxiopsis Plioaxius Protaxius Schlueteria

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection)

• Neogene of Belgium (1)

• Miocene of Panama (1)

• Eocene of United States (1: South Carolina)

• Cretaceous of Italy (1), United States (2: Texas)

• Jurassic of Germany (1), Portugal (1), Romania (1), the United Kingdom (3)

Total: 13 collections including 23 occurrences

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