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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus Nicholls, 1935 
AphiaID: 115399

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorArthropoda (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCrustacea (Subphylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMulticrustacea (Superclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorCopepoda (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNeocopepoda (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPodoplea (Superorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHarpacticoida (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastacidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus (Genus)
Status nomen nudum (Name unavailable, made available as Psammastacus Apostolov & Marinov, 1988 - see Huys, 2009 for details)
Rank Genus
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorLeptastacidae Lang, 1948
Sources  basis of record Huys, R. (2001). Copepoda - Harpacticoida, in: Costello, M.J. et al. (Ed.) (2001). European register of marine species: a check-list of the marine species in Europe and a bibliography of guides to their identification. Collection Patrimoines Naturels, 50: pp. 268-280 (look up in IMIS[details]

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 Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus acuticaudatus Krishnaswamy, 1957
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus erasmusi McLachlan & Moore, 1978
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus galapagoensis Mielke, 1997
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus perplexus Wells & Clark, 1965
Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus spinicaudatus Wells, 1967

Species Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus remanei Noodt, 1964 accepted as Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAfroleptastacus remanei (Noodt, 1964)
Environment marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
Links Checked: verified by a taxonomic editor3x5 C.B. Wilson Taxonomic Card - Psammastacus Document hosted within WoRMS 
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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorTaxonomy 
Psammastacus Nicholls, 1935 (Family Leptastacidae)
Nicholls (1935) proposed the genus Psammastacus Nicholls, 1935 for two new species, P. confluens Nicholls, 1935 and P. brevicaudatus Nicholls, 1935, but did not designate a type species, without which the generic name remained unavailable as a nomen nudum. Lang’s (1948: 7) rule of designating the oldest species as type (unless stated otherwise) does not satisfy the provisions of the Code (see above). The first authors to formally fix a type species were Apostolov and Marinov (1988: 288) who designated P. confluens and consequently re- established the generic name. They also met the provisions of ICZN Art. 13.1.1 by providing a generic diagnosis (in Bulgarian) which serves to differentiate Psammastacus Apostolov & Marinov, 1988 from the other leptastacid genera. Accordingly, the latter generic name should take their authorship and date. Huys (1992: 121) showed that the original description of P. brevicaudatus was based on copepodids of P. confluens. Given this synonymy, the genus Psammastacus Apostolov & Marinov, 1988 remains monotypic with Psammastacus confluens (Nicholls, 1935) comb. nov. as the type.
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LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:115399
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Date   action   by
2004-12-21 15:54:05Z  created  Huys, Rony
2010-10-17 15:51:20Z  changed  Boxshall, Geoff
2013-03-05 11:40:14Z  changed  Boxshall, Geoff
  
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  Citation: Boxshall, G. (2015). Psammastacus. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2015). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=115399 on 2015-08-29
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