Recently, the monotypic ostracod genus Ankumiavan Veen, 1932 was abandoned as nomen dubium by Jones (2003, p. 85) in favour of PlatellaCoryell & Fields, 1937 and a new combination was proposed for the type species of Ankumia, i.e. Platella bosqueti (van Veen, 1932). However, Ankumia bosqueti from the Maastrichtian of The Netherlands was introduced as an available taxon and, as documented by Jones (2003), the specific name is valid for recognizing the species in which ‘pathological individuals with retained moults’ occur. Therefore, there is no reason to treat Ankumia as nomen dubium....

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