Family Majidae Samouelle 1819 (spider crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Majidae

Parent taxon: Majoidea according to C. Beschin et al. 2005

See also Ahyong et al. 2007, Feldmann et al. 2003, Feldmann et al. 2006 and Todd and Collins 2005

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

Subtaxa: Chondromaia Epialtinae Eurynolambrinae Majiinae Majinae Micromaiinae Mithracinae

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Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Barbados (7), Haiti (2), Jamaica (1), Mexico (2), Panama (1), United States (10: California, Florida, Virgin Islands)

• Pliocene of Fiji (2)

• Neogene of Poland (1)

• Miocene of Hungary (1), Malta (1), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Italy (1)

• Eocene of Argentina (1), Italy (3), New Zealand (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (1), United States (6: Florida, North Carolina)

• Paleogene of Hungary (1)

• Cretaceous of Mexico (1), United States (1: Arkansas)

Total: 47 collections including 117 occurrences

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