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Malacostraca - Decapoda

Meiura was named by Saint Laurent (1980).

It was assigned to Decapoda by Luque et al. (2017).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1980Meiura Saint Laurent
2017Meiura Luque et al. p. 7

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EubilateriaAx 1987
phylumArthropodaLatreille 1829
subphylumCrustaceaBrünnich 1772
superorderEucaridaCalman 1904
MeiuraSaint Laurent 1980
MeiuraSaint 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
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 Caradoc to the top of the Holocene or 460.90000 to 0.00000 Ma
Minimum age of oldest fossil (stem group age): 449.5 Ma

Collections (1395 total)

Oldest occurrences

Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Caradoc460.9 - 449.5Sweden (Vestergotland) Caphyra radiansi (76077)
Triassic - Permian252.17 - 252.17Poland Necrocarcinus senonensis, Titanocarcinus polonicus (133108)
Lacian - Alaunian221.5 - 212.0USA (New Mexico) Rioarribia schrami (62311)
Jurassic201.3 - 145.0Germany Gastrodorus neuhausensis (126153)
Jurassic201.3 - 145.0United Kingdom Notopocorystes mantelli, Zanthopsis bispinosa, Zanthopsis nodosa, Zanthopsis unispinosa, Basinotopus lamarckii (147826)
Jurassic201.3 - 145.0France Goniodromites rostratus, Goniodromites gibbosus, Pithonoton quadratum, Coelopus jolyi, Prosopon jocosum (139752)
Middle Jurassic174.1 - 163.5France (Normandy, Calvados) Hebertides jurassica (127499)
Bathonian168.3 - 166.1France Eupagurus sp. (38738)
Early/Lower Callovian164.7 - 161.2Austria Prosopon vilsense (23833)
Early/Lower Callovian164.7 - 161.2France Nodoprosopon mainense (185969) Tanidromites montreuilense, Nodoprosopon mainense, Nodoprosopon bellaii (147806)
Oxfordian163.5 - 157.3Romania Goniodromites sp., Cycloprosopon dobrogea (68717) Goniodromites sp., Cycloprosopon dobrogea, Prosopidae indet. (68715) Goniodromites sp., Goniodromites aliquantulus, Planoprosopon heydeni (75604) Goniodromites sp., Pithonoton sp., Cycloprosopon dobrogea, Prosopidae indet. (68716)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0Italy (Udine) Pithonoton marginatum (127492)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0Germany (Ochselberg) Pithonoton sp., Pithonoton serratum (127333)
Late/Upper Jurassic163.5 - 145.0Germany (Pfalzpaint) Pithonoton marginatum (127331)
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Poland Coelopus etalloni, Pithonoton serratum, Pithonoton insigne (127554) Nodoprosopon circinatum, Nodoprosopon spinosum (127551) Nodoprosopon echinorum (127552) Nodoprosopon ordinatum (60852) Nodoprosopon torosum (127553)
Late/Upper Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Romania Goniodromites sp., Brachyura indet. (75603)
Middle Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Slovakia (Trenčín) Tanidromites insignis (154297)
Middle Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7France Pithonoton sp. (11085)
Middle Oxfordian161.2 - 155.7Romania Cycloprosopon dobrogea (75605)
Kimmeridgian157.3 - 152.1Germany Gastrodorus neuhausense (191874)