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Eubrachyura was named by de Saint Laurent (1980). It is extant. It was considered monophyletic by Ahyong et al. (2007).

It was assigned to Brachyura by Vega et al. (2001), Ahyong et al. (2007), Schweitzer et al. (2010), Rumsey et al. (2016) and Feldmann et al. (2018).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1980Eubrachyura de Saint Laurent
2001Eubrachyura Vega et al. p. 931
2007Eubrachyura Ahyong et al.
2010Eubrachyura Schweitzer et al. p. 70
2016Eubrachyura Rumsey et al. p. 330
2018Eubrachyura Feldmann et al. p. 579

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumCrustaceaBrĂ¼nnich 1772
Eubrachyurade Saint Laurent 1980
Eubrachyurade Saint Laurent 1980

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

No diagnoses are available
No measurements are available
Locomotion: actively mobilep
Diet: carnivoreo
Created: 2008-01-28 11:51:24
Modified: 2008-01-28 13:51:24
Source: o = order, p = phylum
References: Kiessling 2004, Turnsek 1997

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Triassic to the top of the Holocene or 252.17000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 252.17 Ma

Collections (1021 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Triassic - Permian252.17 - 252.17Poland Necrocarcinus senonensis, Titanocarcinus polonicus (133108)
Jurassic201.3 - 145.0United Kingdom Notopocorystes mantelli, Zanthopsis bispinosa, Zanthopsis nodosa, Zanthopsis unispinosa (147826)
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1France Eupagurus sp. (38738)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Mexico (Puebla ) Tepexicarcinus tlayuaensis (133540)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5USA (Texas) Necrocarcinus sp., Ophthalmoplax comancheensis, Actaea cretacea (141174) Necrocarcinus texensis, Notopocorystes parvus, Raninella armata, Raninella mucronata (141130) Ophthalmoplax comancheensis (142538 142539) Prehepatus cretaceous, Ophthalmoplax comancheensis (141153) Prehepatus pawpawensis (141171)
Early/Lower Cretaceous145.0 - 100.5Puerto Rico (Puebla) Tepexicarcinus tlayuensis (138747)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Spain (Alsasua) Glyptodynomene alasuensis (126556)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Denmark Raniliformis baltica (133109)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Mexico (Albion Island) Carcineretes planetarius (133567)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Mexico (Chiapas) Carcineretes plantarius, Megaxantho zoque (133566) Megaxantho zoque (133883)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (South Carolina) Ophthalmoplax stephensoni (142530)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Mexico (San Luis) Majidae sp., Branchiocarcinus cornatus (133559)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (New Jersey) Xanthias lenolensis (136026)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0USA (Oklahoma) Cenomanocarcinus oklahomensis (142106)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Denmark (Faxe) Carpiliopsis ornatus (134735)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Mexico (Tamaulipas) Podophthalmus sp., Harpactocarcinus americanus (133570)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Spain (Ager) Pseudorogueus rangiferus (133110)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Morocco (High Oriental) Costacopluma macoccana, Ophthalmoplax minimus (133907)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Mexico (Guerrero) Cenomanocarcinus sp. (133319) Longusorbis quadratus (126150)
Cretaceous145.0 - 66.0Germany (Limburg) Binkhorstia ubaghsti, Prehepatus werneri, Eumorphocorystes sculptus, Raniliformis occlusa, Raninoides quadrispinosus, Binkhorstia euglypha, Glyptodynomene inornata, Pseudoraninella muelleri, Paranecrocarcinus quadriscissus, Leptoides briarti (133103) Cretachlorodius enciensis (133105)