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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Protostomia
Cladus: Ecdysozoa
Cladus: Panarthropoda
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Superclassis: Multicrustacea
Classis: Malacostraca
Subclassis: Eumalacostraca
Superordo: Eucarida
Ordo: Decapoda
Subordo: Pleocyemata
Infraordo: Brachyura
Sectio: Eubrachyura
Subsectio: Thoracotremata
Superfamilia: Ocypodoidea

Familia: Dotillidae
Synonyms (1): Lazarocleistostomidae
Subfamiliae (2): Dotillinae - Sheniinae
Overview of genera


Dotillidae Stimpson, 1858


Ng, P.K.L. 2012: The systematic status of two enigmatic ocypodoid crabs, "Paracleistostoma" dentatum Tesch, 1918, and "Paracleistostoma" fossulum Barnard, 1955 (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura). Zootaxa, 3206: 58–68. Preview
Ng, P.K.L.; Clark, P.F.; Cuesta, J.A. 2010: Establishment of a new subfamily for Shenius anomalus (Shen, 1935) (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura: Dotillidae). Journal of natural history, 44: 1531–1553. DOI: 10.1080/00222931003616362

The Dotillidae are a family of crabs with 59 species, nearly half of which are in the genus Ilyoplax.[1] The two genera Scopimera and Dotilla are collectively the sand bubbler crabs, which leave conspicuous collections of sand pellets on sandy beaches across the tropical and subtropical Indo-Pacific.

Nine genera are currently recognised:[1]

Dotilla Stimpson, 1858
Dotilloplax Tweedie, 1950
Dotillopsis Kemp, 1919
Ilyoplax Stimpson, 1858
Potamocypoda Tweedie, 1938
Pseudogelasimus Tweedie, 1937
Scopimera De Haan, 1835
Shenius Serène, 1971
Tmethypocoelis Koelbel, 1897

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Sammy De Grave; N. Dean Pentcheff; Shane T. Ahyong; et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. Suppl. 21: 1–109. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-06-06.


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