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Cancer macrocheilus

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Cancridae

Taxonomy
Cancer macrocheilus was named by Desmarest (1822). It is the type species of Palaeocarpilius.

It was recombined as Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus by Bittner (1875), Bittner (1883), Lörenthey (1898), Schweitzer (2003) and Beschin et al. (2006).

Sister species lacking formal opinion data

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Synonymy list
YearName and author
1822Cancer macrocheilus Desmarest
1875Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus Bittner p. 83
1883Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus Bittner p. 311
1898Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus Lörenthey pp. 13, 36
2003Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus Schweitzer p. 1112
2006Palaeocarpilius macrocheilus Beschin et al. p. 107

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Protostomia
Ecdysozoa
Panarthropoda
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumMandibulata
Pancrustacea
subphylumCrustaceaBrünnich 1772
classMalacostraca()
RankNameAuthor
orderDecapoda
MeiuraSaint Laurent 1980
infraorderBrachyura()
Eubrachyurade Saint Laurent 1980
HeterotremataGuinot 1977
superfamilyCancroideaLatreille 1802
familyCancridae()
subfamilyCancrinaeLatreille 1802
genusCancer
speciesmacrocheilusDesmarest 1822

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.

Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
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
Collections
No collection or age range data are available