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Title: Corystidae  
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Subject: Heterotremata, Crab, Brachyura, Gecarcinucoidea, Homolodromiidae
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Temporal range: Miocene–Recent
Corystes cassivelaunus
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Arthropoda
Subphylum: Crustacea
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Decapoda
Infraorder: Brachyura
Section: Eubrachyura
Subsection: Heterotremata
Superfamily: Corystoidea
Samouelle, 1819
Family: Corystidae
Samouelle, 1819

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Corystidae is a family of crabs, in its own superfamily, Corystoidea. It includes what was once thought to be the oldest Eubrachyuran fossil, Hebertides jurassica, thought to be dating from the Bathonian (Middle Jurassic);[1] the species was subsequently reinterpreted as being Cenozoic in age.[2] Corystidae contains ten extant and five extinct species in eight genera:[3]


  1. ^ Danièle Guinot, Antonio de Angeli & Alessandro Garassino (2007). "Hebertides jurassica n. gen., n. sp. (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura) from the Middle Jurassic (Bathonian) of Normandy (France)".  
  2. ^ Paul D. Taylor, G. Breton, Danièle Guinot, Antonio de Angeli & Alessandro Garassino (2012). "The Cenozoic age of the supposed Jurassic crab Hebertides jurassica Guinot, De Angeli & Gerassino, 2007 (Crustacea, Decapoda, Brachyura)".  
  3. ^ Sammy De Grave, N. Dean Pentcheff, Shane T. Ahyong et al. (2009). "A classification of living and fossil genera of decapod crustaceans".  

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