Family Panopeidae Ortmann 1893 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Panopeidae

Parent taxon: Xanthoidea according to H. Karasawa and C. E. Schweitzer 2006

See also Casadio et al. 2005

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

Subtaxa: Eucratopsinae Pakicarcinus Panopeidae orientalis Panopeinae Pseudorhombila Sereneopeus

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Barbados (1 collection), Mexico (1), Panama (2), United States (13: California, Maryland, Massachusets, Massachusetts, New Jersey, South Carolina, Texas)

• Pliocene of Fiji (2), United States (2: North Carolina)

• Miocene to Pliocene of United States (3: North Carolina, Virginia)

• Neogene of Mexico (1)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (3), the Dominican Republic (1), Haiti (1), Hungary (1), Malta (1), Panama (1), Poland (2), Puerto Rico (1), United States (17: Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia)

• Oligocene of United States (1: Alaska)

• Eocene of Australia (2), Denmark (1), Italy (2), Pakistan (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (4: California, Oregon, South Carolina, Washington)

• Paleocene of Argentina (2), United States (2: Alabama, New Jersey)

• Paleogene of Hungary (1), Spain (1)

Total: 72 collections including 88 occurrences

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