Scylla costata Rathbun 1919 (swimming crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Portunidae

Full reference: M. J. Rathbun. 1919. West Indian Tertiary decapod crustaceans. Contributions to the Geology and Paleontology of the West Indies 157-184

Belongs to Scylla according to J. Luque et al. 2017

See also Rathbun 1919, Rathbun 1930 and Schweitzer et al. 2006

Sister taxa: Scylla floridana, Scylla hassiaca, Scylla laevis, Scylla marianae, Scylla michelini, Scylla molassica, Scylla ozawai, Scylla serrata, Scylla serratus, Scylla sindensis

Type specimen: ANSP 2267, a carapace. Its type locality is Lower half of Yaqui del Norte River valley, which is in a Miocene/Pliocene marine siliciclastic in the Dominican Republic.

Ecology: semi-infaunal carnivore


• Miocene to Pliocene of the Dominican Republic (3 collections)

• Miocene of Brazil (4), the Dominican Republic (5)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Mexico (1)

• Oligocene of Puerto Rico (2), United States (1: Puerto Rico)

Total: 16 collections each including a single occurrence

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