Family Inachidae MacLeay 1838 (spider crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Inachidae

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: Majoidea according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

See also MacLeay 1838, Nyborg et al. 2016 and Ortmann 1893

Sister taxa: Epialtidae, Hymenosomatidae, Hymenosomidae, Inachoididae, Macrocheiridae, Majidae, Mithracidae, Oregoniidae, Priscinachidae

Subtaxa: Achaeus Inachinae Inachoidinae Inachus Leptopodiinae Stenorhynchus

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Panama (1 collection)

• Miocene of the Russian Federation (2)

• Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene of Italy (1)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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