Superfamily Xanthoidea MacLeay 1838 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda

Full reference: W. S. MacLeay. 1838. On the Brachyurous Decapod Crustacea brought from the Cape by Dr. Smith. In Illustrations of the Annulosa of South Africa; being a portion of the objects of Natural History chiefly collected during an expedition into the interior of South Africa, under the direction of Dr. Andrew Smith, in the years 1834, 1835, and 1836; fitted out by "THe Cape of Good Hope Association for Exploring Central Africa". 53-71

Parent taxon: Eubrachyura according to S.T. Ahyong et al. 2007

See also Feldmann et al. 2003, Schweitzer et al. 2010, Squires 1980 and Tiwari et al. 1997

Sister taxa: Aethridae, Carpilioidea, Daira, Dorippoidea, Eriphioidea, Hepatidae, Heterotremata, Ocypodidae, Raninoida, Thoracotremata

Subtaxa: Actaeites Actaeopsis Caprocancer Colpocaris Cretachlorodius Domeciidae Eoxanthias Goneplacidae Gwana Megaxantho Muelleroplax Panopeidae Paraxanthosia Pilumnidae Pilumnomimus Pregeryona Prochlorodius Pseudorhombilidae Syphaxiella Tanaocheleidae Tetraliidae Thelecarcinus Thelphusograpsus Trapeziidae Woodbinax Xanthidae Xanthosioides

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Ecology: carnivore

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