Family Squillidae Latreille 1802 (mantis shrimp)

Malacostraca - Stomatopoda - Squillidae

Parent taxon: Stomatopoda according to H. W. Scott 1938

Sister taxa: Angelosquilla, Bathysquilla, Chloridella, Gonodactylus, Gorgonophontes, Hemisquilla, Lysiosquilla, Palaeosquilla, Perimecturus, Pseudosculda, Pseudosquilla, Sculda, Topangasquilla, Tyrannophontes

Subtaxa: Shako Squilla Squillites

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Type: Squilla

Ecology: epifaunal omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (2: Maryland collections)

• Miocene of Japan (1), United States (2: California)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of the United Kingdom (3), United States (5: Arizona, Kansas)

• Chesterian of United States (1: Montana)

Total: 15 collections each including a single occurrence

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