Petrochirus Stimpson 1858 (hermit crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Diogenidae

Parent taxon: Diogenidae according to J. A. Todd and J. S. H. Collins 2005

See also Schweitzer et al. 2010 and Sepkoski 2002

Sister taxa: Annuntidiogenes, Calcinus, Cancellus, Ciliopagurus, Clibanarius, Diogenes, Eocalcinus, Paguristes, Parapaguristes, Striadiogenes, Strigopagurus

Subtaxa: Petrochirus bahamensis Petrochirus bouvieri Petrochirus diogenes Petrochirus inequalis Petrochirus mezi Petrochirus poscolensis Petrochirus priscus Petrochirus taylori

View classification

Ecology: carnivore


• Quaternary of Jamaica (1 collection)

• Pliocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Neogene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of the Dominican Republic (1), Hungary (1), Panama (1), Poland (1), United States (2: Florida), Venezuela (1)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of United States (1: Texas)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

Show more details

Specimen images are retrieved through the ePANDDA API.

Click image to enlarge. Click to access iDigBio record.