Family Calappidae De Haan 1833 (box crab)

Malacostraca - Decapoda - Calappidae

Parent taxon: Calappoidea according to C. E. Schweitzer et al. 2010

See also Ahyong et al. 2007, Collins et al. 2003, Feldmann 1993, Feldmann et al. 1998, Feldmann and Keys 1992, Feldmann et al. 2003, Feldmann et al. 2019, Fraaye and Collins 1987, Karasawa 1993, Luque et al. 2017, Rathbun 1918, Rathbun 1926, Rumsey et al. 2016, Schweitzer 2003, Schweitzer and Feldmann 2000, Schweitzer et al. 2006, Schweitzer et al. 2007, Schweitzer et al. 2006, Tiwari et al. 1997, Todd and Collins 2005 and Vega et al. 2001

Sister taxon: Aethridae

Subtaxa: Acanthocarpus Calappa Calappella Calappilia Calappinae Carinocalappa Corallomursia Cryptosoma Cycloes Lambrus Matutinae Mursia Mursilata Mursilia Mursiopsis Nantocyclois Necrocarcininae Paracorallomursia Paracyclois Pseudocorallomursia Stenodromia Tutus

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Ecology: epifaunal carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Australia (1 collection), Mexico (1), Panama (1), United States (4: Florida, South Carolina)

• Pliocene of Brunei Darussalam (2), Costa Rica (1), Italy (2), Japan (5)

• Neogene of Fiji (1), Italy (1), Poland (1)

• Miocene of Anguilla (1), Austria (1), Brazil (5), Chile (1), the Dominican Republic (1), Hungary (10), India (2), Italy (2), Japan (13), Malaysia (5), Malta (2), Mexico (1), New Zealand (1), Panama (7), Slovakia (1), United States (9: Florida, Oregon, Puerto Rico), Venezuela (1)

• Oligocene of Anguilla (1), Hungary (2), Italy (1), Mexico (2), Oman (1), United States (16: Mississippi, Oregon, Washington)

• Eocene to Oligocene of United States (1: Florida)

• Eocene of Antarctica (1), Hungary (1), Italy (8), Mexico (7), Spain (2), the United Kingdom (3), United States (8: Louisiana, North Carolina, Texas, Washington)

• Paleocene of the Netherlands (1), United States (1: New Jersey)

• Paleogene of Italy (1), Mexico (2)

• Cenozoic of Italy (1)

• Cretaceous of the Netherlands (1)

Total: 144 collections including 175 occurrences

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