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.
Journal of Crustacean Biology
Karasawa, Hiroaki; Schweitzer, Carrie E.; Feldmann, Rodney (2013). Phylogeny and Systematics of Extant and Extinct Lobsters. Journal of Crustacean Biology 33(1) 78-123. doi: 10.1163/1937240X-00002111. Retrieved from https://oaks.kent.edu/geolpubs/57