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Taxon profile

infraorder

crabs
Brachyura Latreille, 1802

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Arthropoda - arthropods »  class Malacostraca »  order Decapoda - crayfish »  suborder Pleocyemata

Scientific synonyms

Archaeobrachyura Guinot, 1977
Brachyrhyncha Borradaile, 1907
Cancridea Latreille, 1803
Dromiacea De Haan, 1833
Oxyrhyncha Latreille, 1803
Oxystomata H. Milne Edwards, 1834
Brachiura (misspelling) m

Temporal range:Cretaceous > Lower Cretaceous – recent
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Images

Cardisoma guanhumi - Blue Land Crab

Cardisoma guanhumi - Blue Land Crab

Author: Jiří Novák

Maja crispata - Lesser Spider Crab

Maja crispata - Lesser Spider Crab

Author: Jiří Novák

Carcinus maenas - Green Crab

Carcinus maenas - Green Crab

Author: Jiří Novák

Recently completed profiles

Johngarthia oceanica Perger, 2019
Gecarcinus nobilii Perger & Wall, 2014
Guinotia dentata Latreille, 1825 - Cirique

Included taxa

Number of records: 7

genus Zoea Bosc, 1801 inq.

Unplaced taxa

section Eubrachyura Saint Laurent, 1980
section Podotremata Guinot, 1977

Fossil taxa

genus Lobocarcinus Reuss, 1857
Tertiary: Paleogene
genus Notopocorystes M'Coy, 1849
Cretaceous: Lower Cretaceous – Upper Cretaceous
genus Plagiolophus Bell, 1857
Tertiary: Paleogene

Nomina nuda nud.

genus Aerope White, 1847 nud.

Links and literature

CZ Patoka J., Buřič M., Bláha M., Kouba A., Ďuriš Z. (2017): České názvy živočichů VIII. Desetinožci (Decapoda) infrařád rakotvární (Astacidea), Národní muzeum (zoologické oddělení), Praha. [as Brachyura]

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Explanations

m misspelling

inq. nomen inquirendum - doubtful identity, needs further investigation

extinct taxon

nud. invalid name - nomen nudum

nud. taxon is not part of taxonomic system in database of BioLib (for example because it was removed from new taxonomic systems)