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  {{Automatic taxobox
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image = Lyreidus tridentatus.jpg
image_caption = Lyreidus tridentatus
display_parents = 2
taxon = Raninidae
authority = De Haan, 1839
subdivision_ranks = Genera
subdivision = See text
Raninidae is a family of unusual crabs, sometimes known as "frog crabs", on account of their frog-like appearance. They are taken by most scientists to be quite primitive among the true crabs. They closely resemble the (unrelated) mole crabs, due to parallel evolution or convergent evolution. In both groups, the claws are modified into tools for digging, and the body is a rounded shape that is easy to bury in sand. Unlike most other true crabs, the abdomens of raninids are not curled under the cephalothorax.
The earliest fossil attributable to the family Raninidae dates from the Albian.

Taxonomy

Image:Ranina ranina.jpgthumbrightRanina ranina
The 46 extant and 183 extinct species in the famila Raninidae are arranged among 34 genera in 7 subfamilies:
  • Subfamily Cyrthorhininae
    • Cyrtorhina
  • Subfamily Lyreidinae
    • †Hemioon
    • †Lyreidina
    • Lyreidus
    • Lysirude
    • †Rogueus
    • †Macroacaena
    • †Tribolocephalus
  • Subfamily Notopodinae
    • Cosmonotus
    • †Eumorphocorystes
    • †Lianira
    • †Lovarina
    • Notopus
    • †Ranidina
    • †Raniliformis
    • Ranilia
    • Umalia
  • Subfamily Ranininae
    • †Lophoranina
    • Ranina
    • †Raninella

  • Subfamily Raninoidinae
    • †Bicornisranina
    • †Cenocorystes
    • †Cristafrons
    • Notopoides
    • Notosceles
    • †Quaslaeviranina
    • Raninoides
  • Subfamily Palaeocorystinae
    • †Cretacoranina
    • †Eucorystes
    • †Heus
    • †Notopocorystes
  • Subfamily Symethinae
    • Symethis
  • incertae sedis
    • †Araripecarcinus
    • †Sabahranina

Category:Crabs
Category:Extant Albian first appearances
Category:Taxa named by Wilhem de Haan
 
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