Family Epialtidae MacLeay 1838 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Epialtidae

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

Sister taxa: Hymenosomatidae, Inachidae, Inachoididae, Majidae, Oregoniidae, Priscinachidae

Subtaxa: Pisinae Pliosomatinae Tychinae

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Barbados (1), Malaysia (1), Mexico (1), United States (8: California, Maryland, New Jersey, Virgin Islands, Virginia)

• Pliocene of Fiji (4)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (1: Virginia)

• Neogene of Poland (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (2), Hungary (1), Malaysia (5), Malta (1), United States (1: North Carolina)

• Eocene of Argentina (1)

Total: 29 collections including 35 occurrences

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