Title

Phylogeny and Systematics of Extant and Extinct Lobsters

Publication Title

Journal of Crustacean Biology

Publication Date

2013

Document Type

Article

DOI

10.1163/1937240X-00002111

Keywords

Achelata, Astacidea, Decapoda, Glypheidea, Macrura, Palaeopalaemonida, Polychelida, Reptantia

Disciplines

Earth Sciences | Geology | Paleontology

Abstract

A phylogenetic analysis including representatives from 44 extinct and 27 extant families of lobsters (Polychelida, Achelata, Glypheidea, and Astacidea), resulted in the recognition of one new superfamily, Glaessnericarioidea, and three new families, Glaessnericariidae, Neoglypheidae, and Litogastroidae. Two families, Protastacidae and Stenochiridae, are elevated to superfamily status. A new classification of Glypheidea is proposed and currently known genera are rearranged based upon the phylogenetic analysis. Palaeopalaemonida is given a separate infraordinal status. Diagnoses for all infraorders, superfamilies, and families are provided.