Family Galatheidae Samouelle 1819 (decapod)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Galatheidae

Parent taxon: Galatheoidea according to R. M. Feldmann et al. 2003

See also Bishop 1985, Martin and Davis 2001 and Schweitzer et al. 2010

Sister taxa: Chirostylidae, Munididae, Munidopsidae, Porcellanidae, Retrorsichelidae

Subtaxa: Acanthogalathea Agononida Allogalathea Austromunida Brazilomunida Calteagalathea Cretagalathea Faxegalathea Galatheinae Gastrosacus Hispanigalathea Lessinigalathea Luisogalathea Munitheites Palaeomunidopsis Paramunida Phylladiorhynchus Raymunida Shinkaia Spathagalathea

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection)

• Neogene of Poland (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Denmark (1), Hungary (1), Japan (1), Malta (1), Slovakia (1), Ukraine (1)

• Oligocene to Miocene of Argentina (1)

• Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene to Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Italy (3), Mexico (1)

• Paleocene of Denmark (2)

• Paleogene of Belgium (1), Hungary (1), Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of Denmark (1), France (2), Germany (1), Italy (1), Japan (3), Morocco (1), the Netherlands (3), Spain (7), United States (10: Colorado, Texas)

• Jurassic of Austria (2), the Czech Republic (1), Germany (1), Romania (2), the United Kingdom (1)

Total: 58 collections including 132 occurrences

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