Subfamily Epialtinae MacLeay 1838 (spider crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Epialtidae

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

See also Beschin et al. 2010, Luque et al. 2017 and Poore and Ahyong 2004

Sister taxa: Bolcapisa, Pisinae, Pliosomatinae, Tychinae

Subtaxa: Actinotocarcinus Bericirinia Epialtus Griffinia Huenia Menaethius Nanomaja Panticarcinus Periacanthus Perinia Pugettia

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Type: Epialtus

Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Mexico (1 collection), New Zealand (1), United States (10: California, Florida, Virgin Islands)

• Pliocene of Fiji (2)

• Miocene of Hungary (1)

• Eocene of Hungary (1), Italy (7), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (3)

• Paleogene of Hungary (1)

Total: 30 collections including 33 occurrences

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