Family Chasmocarcinidae Serene 1964 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Chasmocarcinidae

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

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

Subtaxa: Chasmocarcininae Megaesthesiinae Trogloplacinae

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Type: Chasmocarcinus

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Pliocene of Brunei Darussalam (1 collection)

• Miocene of Malaysia (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Japan (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (2), Barbados (1), Pakistan (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (6)

• Paleogene of Hungary (1)

Total: 16 collections including 17 occurrences

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