Superfamily Galatheoidea Samouelle 1819 (decapod)

Malacostraca - Decapoda

Parent taxon: Anomura according to R. M. Feldmann et al. 2003

See also Bishop 1985 and Schweitzer et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Aegloidea, Cheramus, Eocarcinoidea, Gastrodoroidea, Hippoidea, Kiwaoidea, Lithodoidea, Lomisoidea, Paguroidea, Parapaguridae, Pylochelidae, Venipaguroidea

Subtaxa: Chirostylidae Galatheidae Munididae Munidopsidae Porcellanidae Retrorsichelidae

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Barbados (1), Mexico (3), Panama (1), United States (6: Califormia, California, Flrida, Pennslyvania, Virgin Islands)

• Pliocene of Costa Rica (2), Fiji (2), United States (1: Florida)

• Neogene of Poland (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Denmark (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), Poland (2), Slovakia (1), Ukraine (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Argentina (1), Italy (4), Mexico (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2)

• Paleogene of Belgium (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of Antarctica (1), Denmark (1), France (3), Germany (1), Italy (1), Japan (3), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (3), Spain (8), United States (10: Colorado, Texas)

• Jurassic of Austria (3), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Romania (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 83 collections including 248 occurrences

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