Family Inachidae MacLeay 1838 (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 W. S. MacLeay 1838

Sister taxa: Epialtidae, Hymenosomatidae, Inachoididae, Majidae, Oregoniidae, Priscinachidae

Subtaxa: Achaeus Inachinae Inachoidinae Inachus Macrocheira Stenorhynchus

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection)

• Pliocene of Japan (1)

• Miocene of Japan (2), the Russian Federation (1)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Washington)

Total: 6 collections including 21 occurrences

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