Family Calappidae De Haan 1833 (box crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Calappidae

Parent taxon: Calappoidea according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

See also Ahyong et al. 2007, Feldmann et al. 2003, Fraaye and Collins 1987, Schweitzer et al. 2006, Tiwari et al. 1997 and Todd and Collins 2005

Sister taxa: none

Subtaxa: Acanthocarpus Calappa Calappella Calappilia Calappinae Cryptosoma Cycloes Lambrus Matutinae Mursia Mursilata Mursilia Mursiopsis Paracyclois Stenodromia Tutus

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Type: Calappa

Ecology: carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (4: Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Brunei Darussalam (2), Costa Rica (1), Italy (2), Japan (3)

• Neogene of Fiji (1), Italy (1), Mexico (1), Poland (1)

• Miocene of Anguilla (1), Austria (1), Brazil (5), Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Hungary (2), India (2), Italy (1), Japan (12), Malaysia (5), Malta (2), Panama (6), Slovakia (1), United States (8: Florida, Puerto Rico), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Anguilla (1), Japan (1), Mexico (2), Oman (1), United States (6: Oregon, Washington)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Italy (1), Mexico (7), Panama (1), Spain (1), the United Kingdom (3), United States (9: Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Paleogene of Italy (1), Mexico (3)

• Cenozoic of Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 110 collections including 127 occurrences

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