Family Ocypodidae Rafinesque 1815 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Ocypodidae

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

See also Casadio et al. 2005 and Schweitzer et al. 2010

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

Subtaxa: Ocypodinae Ucinae

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Panama (2), United States (7: Delaware, Florida, New Jersey, Texas, Virginia)

• Pliocene to Holocene of United States (1: California)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), United States (1: California)

• Miocene of Argentina (1), Brazil (1), United States (1: Florida)

Total: 16 collections including 19 occurrences

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