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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: Heterotremata
Superfamilia: Xanthoidea
Familiae: Carpiliidae - Domeciidae - Eumedonidae - Hexapodidae - Linnaeoxanthidae - Menippidae - Panopeidae - Pilumnidae - Platyxanthidae - Pseudorhombilidae - Tetraliidae - Trapeziidae - Xanthidae

Genera incertae sedis: †Gwana – †Syphaxiella


Castro, P.; Ng, P.K.L.; Ahyong, S.T. 2004: Phylogeny and systematics of the Trapeziidae Miers, 1886 (Crustacea: Brachyura), with the description of a new family. Zootaxa, 643: 1–70. Abstract & excerpt
Karasawa, H.; Schweitzer, C.E. 2006: A new classification of the Xanthoidea sensu lato (Crustacea: Decapoda: Brachyura) based on phylogenetic analysis and traditional systematics and evaluation of all fossil Xanthoidea sensu lato. Contributions to zoology (The Hague), 75: 23–73.

Xanthoidea is a superfamily of crabs, comprising the three families Xanthidae, Panopeidae and Pseudorhombilidae.[2][3] Formerly, a number of other families were included in Xanthoidea, but many of these have since been removed to other superfamilies. These include Carpilioidea, Eriphioidea, Hexapodoidea, Pilumnoidea and Trapezioidea.[3] Even in this reduced state, Xanthoidea remains one of the most species-rich superfamilies of crabs.[3]

The World Register of Marine Species lists the following families:[1]

Panopeidae Ortmann, 1893
Pseudorhombilidae Alcock, 1900
Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838


Davie, P. (2015). "Xanthoidea MacLeay, 1838". WoRMS. World Register of Marine Species. Retrieved 2015-07-04.
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.
P. K. L. Ng, D. Guinot & P. J. F. Davie (2008). "Systema Brachyurorum: Part I. An annotated checklist of extant Brachyuran crabs of the world" (PDF). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology. 17: 1–286.


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