†family Palaeoxanthopsidae Schweitzer 2003 (crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Palaeoxanthopsidae

Alternative spelling: Paleoxanthopsidae

Full reference: C. E. Schweitzer. 2003. Utility of Proxy Characters for Classification of Fossils: An Example from the Fossil Xanthoidea (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura). Journal of Paleontology 77(6):1107-1128

Parent taxon: Carpilioidea according to J. L. Martínez-Díaz et al. 2017

See also Karasawa and Schweitzer 2006, Luque et al. 2017, Schweitzer 2003, Schweitzer 2005 and Schweitzer et al. 2004

Sister taxa: Carpiliidae, Lovaracarcinidae, Tumidocarcinidae, Zanthopsidae

Subtaxa: Frontelata Jakobsenius Lobulata Palaeoxantho Palaeoxanthopsis Paraverrucoides Remia Rocacarcinus Verrucoides

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore


• Eocene of Italy (2 collections), Mexico (1)

• Paleocene of Mexico (1), United States (3: Alabama, Texas)

• Paleogene of Mexico (2)

• Cretaceous of Mexico (1), Puerto Rico (1), United States (1: Mississippi)

Total: 12 collections each including a single occurrence

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