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Decapoda (decapod)

Malacostraca - Decapoda

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1802Decapoda Latreille p. 20
1904Decapoda Martin p. 94
1918Decapoda Rathbun p. 131
1984Decapoda Squires p. 55
1999Decapoda Squires p. 28
2001Decapoda Martin and Davis p. 72
2002Decapoda Sepkoski, Jr.
2014Decapoda Gueriau et al. p. 1207

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumCrustaceaBrĂ¼nnich 1772

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
Composition: chitinc
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: epifaunalc
Diet: carnivoreo
Vision: well-developedc
Created: 2008-01-28 11:51:24
Modified: 2008-01-28 13:51:24
Source: o = order, c = class
References: Aberhan 1992, Turnsek 1997

Age range

Maximum range based only on fossils: base of the Late/Upper Famennian to the top of the Holocene or 364.70000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 360.7 Ma

Collections (2268 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Late/Upper Famennian364.7 - 360.7Belgium (Liege) Tealliocaris walloniensis (208028 208029)
Late/Upper Famennian364.7 - 360.7Belgium Tealliocaris walloniensis (131916)
Asbian339.4 - 336.0United Kingdom (Scotland) Tealliocaris sp. (84940)
Kungurian279.3 - 272.3Russian Federation Nephropsis lampadiformis (186594 186620)
Wuchiapingian259.9 - 254.17Germany Erymastacus hoerstgenensis (96856)
Changhsingian254.17 - 252.17Russian Federation Protoclytiopsis antiqua (117459)
Triassic - Permian252.17 - 252.17Poland Necrocarcinus senonensis, Titanocarcinus polonicus (133108)
Early/Lower Triassic252.17 - 247.2Madagascar Ifasya sp., Ifasya straeleni, Ifasya madagascariensis (127344)
Smithian251.3 - 247.2Madagascar Ambilobeia karojoi, Ifasya straeleni, Ifasya madagascariensis (96858) Ifasya straeleni, Ifasya madagascariensis (146384 146385)
Spathian251.3 - 247.2USA (Idaho) Litogaster sp., Caridea indet., Penaeoidea indet. (202145) Litogaster turnbullensis (96857)
Aegean247.2 - 242.0France (Moselle) Antrimpos atavus (206489 206493) Clytiopsis argentoratensis (206492) Clytiopsis argentoratensis, Antrimpos atavus (206487 206490)
Aegean247.2 - 242.0France (Bas-Rhin) Antrimpos atavus (206491 206506) Clytiopsis argentoratensis (203355) Clytiopsis argentoratensis, Antrimpos atavus (140639 206545)
Anisian247.2 - 242.0Netherlands Clytiopsis argentoratensis (106537) Clytiopsis argentoratensis, Pseudoglyphea spinosa (106538) Oosterinkia neederlandica (106536)
Illyrian247.2 - 242.0Germany (Grobsenluder) Aspidogaster limicola, Litogaster ornata, Pseudopemphix meyeri, Lissocardia silesiaca (127457)
Pelsonian247.2 - 242.0China (Yunnan) Aeger luxii (148408) Palinuridae indet., Koryncheiros luopingensis, Tridactylastacus sinensis, Yunnanopalinura schrami, Anisaeger brevirostrus, Anisaeger spiniferus, Distaeger prodigiosus (127488)
Pelsonian247.2 - 242.0Slovenia Palinuridae indet. (166627)
Middle Triassic247.2 - 237.0Italy (Trento) Pemphix sp. (202272)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Germany Pemphix sueri (66100)
Ladinian242.0 - 237.0Spain (Tarragona) Aeger sp., Antrimpos sp., Aspidogaster sp., Clytiopsis sp., Pemphix malladai (109710)
Carnian237.0 - 228.0Italy (South Tyrol) Glyphea tantalus (205157)