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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPsammastacus Nicholls, 1935

115399  (urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:115399)

nomen nudum (Name unavailable, made available as Psammastacus Apostolov & Marinov, 1988 - see Huys, 2009 for details)
Genus
marine, brackish, fresh, terrestrial
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Psammastacus Nicholls, 1935 (Family...  
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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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Boxshall, G.; Huys, R. (2013). Psammastacus Nicholls, 1935. In: Walter, T.C. & Boxshall, G. (2017). World of Copepods database. Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=115399 on 2017-12-14

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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]   

additional source Nicholls, A.G. (1935). Copepods from the Interstitial Fauna of a Sandy Beach. Journal of the Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom N. Ser. 20: 379-405, figs. 1-10. (VIII-1935).
page(s): 395 [details]   

additional source Huys, R. (2009). Unresolved cases of type fixation, synonymy and homonymy in harpacticoid copepod nomenclature (Crustacea: Copepoda). Zootaxa. 2183:1-99., available online at http://www.mapress.com/zootaxa/2009/2/zt02183p099.pdf [details]  Available for editors  PDF available [request] 

additional source Bodin, P. (1997). Catalogue of the new marine harpacticoid copepods. 1997 edition. Studiedocumenten van het K.B.I.N. = Documents de Travail de l'I.R.Sc.N.B., 89. Koninklijk Belgisch Instituut voor Natuurwetenschappen: Brussels, Belgium. 304 pp. (look up in IMIS)
page(s): 395 [details]   
From editor or global species database
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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