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Burkenroad, 1963

Infraorders treated:
infraorder Heterotremata Guinot, 1977
infraorder Podotremata Guinot, 1977
infraorder Thoracotremata Guinot, 1977

Note: The polyphyletic nature of the Podotremata may be subject to debate. Generally all 'true crabs' are now considered to belong to the single infraorder Brachyura (see Martin & Davis, 2001, Appendix I: Comments and Opinions).
Classification for 'true crabs' after Martin & Davis, 2001 as follows, between brackets the taxa recognized in this publication:

Order Decapoda Latreille, 1802
Suborder Pleocyemata Burkenroad, 1963
Infraorder Brachyura Latreille, 1802
Section Dromiacea de Haan, 1833
Superfamily Homolodromioidea Alcock, 1900
Family Homolodromiidae Alcock, 1900
Superfamily Dromioidea de Haan, 1833
Family Dromiidae de Haan, 1833
Family Dynomenidae Ortmann, 1892
Superfamily Homoloidea de Haan, 1839
Family Homolidae de Haan, 1839
Family Latreilliidae Stimpson, 1858
Section Eubranchyura de Saint Laurent, 1980
Subsection Raninoida de Haan, 1839
Superfamily Raninoidea de Haan, 1839
Family Raninidae de Haan, 1839
Superfamily Cyclodorippoidea Ortmann, 1892
Family Cyclodorippidae Ortmann, 1892
Family Cymonomidae Bouvier, 1897
Family Phyllotymolinidae Tavares, 1998
Subsection Heterotremata Guinot, 1977
Superfamily Dorippoidea MacLeay, 1838
Family Dorippidae MacLeay, 1838
Family Orithyiidae Dana, 1853
Superfamily Calappoidea Milne Edwards, 1837
Family Calappidae Milne Edwards, 1837
Family Hepatidae Stimpson, 1871 (= family Aethridae)
Superfamily Leucosioidea Samouelle, 1819
Family Leucosiidae Samouelle, 1819
Family Matutidae de Haan, 1841
Superfamily Majoidea Samouelle, 1819
Family Epialtidae MacLeay, 1838 (as subfamily Epialtinae)
Family Inachidae MacLeay, 1838 (as subfamily Inachinae)
Family Inachoididae Dana, 1851 (as subfamily Inachoidinae)
Family Majidae Samouelle, 1819
Family Mithracidae Balss, 1929 (as subfamily Mithracinae)
Family Pisidae Dana, 1851 (as subfamily Pisinae)
Family Tychidae Dana, 1851 (as subfamily Tychinae)
Superfamily Hymenosomatoidea MacLeay, 1838
Family Hymenosomatidae MacLeay, 1838
Superfamily Parthenopoidea MacLeay, 1838
Family Aethridae Dana, 1851
Family Dairidae Ng & Rodriguez, 1986
Family Daldorfiidae Ng & Rodriguez, 1986 (= family Parthenopidae)
Family Parthenopidae MacLeay, 1838
Superfamily Retroplumoidea Gill, 1894
Family Retroplumidae Gill, 1894
Superfamily Cancroidea Latreille, 1802 (= superfamily Corystoidea)
Family Atelecyclidae Ortmann, 1893
Family Cancridae Latreille, 1802
Family Cheiragonidae Ortmann, 1893
Family Corystidae Samouelle, 1819
Family Thiidae Dana, 1852
Superfamily Portunoidea Rafinesque, 1815
Family Geryonidae Colosi, 1923
Family Portunidae Rafinesque, 1815
Superfamily Xanthoidea MacLeay, 1838
Family Carpiliidae Ortmann, 1893
Family Eumedonidae Dana, 1853
Family Goneplacidae MacLeay, 1838
Family Hexapodidae Miers, 1886
Family Menippidae Ortmann, 1893 (= family Eriphiidae)
Family Pilumnidae Samouelle, 1819
Family Pseudorhombilidae Alcock, 1900 (= subfamily Carcinoplacinae)
Family Trapeziidae Miers, 1886
Family Xanthidae MacLeay, 1838
Superfamily Potamoidea Ortmann, 1896
Family Potamidae Ortmann, 1896
Superfamily Cryptochiroidea Paulson, 1875
Family Cryptochiridae Paulson, 1875
Subsection Thoracotremata Guinot, 1977
Superfamily Pinnotheroidea de Haan, 1833
Family Pinnotheridae de Haan, 1833
Superfamily Ocypodoidea Rafinesque, 1815 (= superfamily Palicoidea)
Family Camptandriidae Stimpson, 1858
Family Mictyridae Dana, 1851
Family Ocypodidae Rafinesque, 1815
Family Palicidae Bouvier, 1898
Superfamily Grapsoidea MacLeay, 1838
Family Gecarcinidae MacLeay, 1838
Family Grapsidae MacLeay, 1838
Family Plagusiidae Dana, 1851 (= subfamily Plagusiinae)
Family Sesarmidae Dana, 1851 (= subfamily Sesarminae)
Family Varunidae Milne Edwards, 1853 (= subfamily Varuninae)

Suborder Pleocyemata