Recent study of the syntype material of the type species of the monotypic genus Ankumiavan Veen, 1932 (A. bosquetivan Veen, 1932) confirmed a pathological retention of moults, expressed by multilayered ridge-like structures, used for the original diagnosis of the genus (Jones, 2003). For this reason, it was proposed that the genus Ankumia should be abandoned as a nomen dubium in favour of PlatellaCoryell & Fields, 1937. This interpretation was challenged by Malz & Lord (2004), who saw no reason to treat Ankumia as nomen dubium and, acknowledging the unequivocal cytherellid nature...
Research Article| November 01, 2006
Ankumia van Veen, 1932: a valid name, but a flawed generic concept (Ostracoda, Platycopina, Cytherelloidea)
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PETER J. JONES; Ankumia van Veen, 1932: a valid name, but a flawed generic concept (Ostracoda, Platycopina, Cytherelloidea). Journal of Micropalaeontology ; 25 (2): 189–190. doi: https://doi.org/10.1144/jm.25.2.189
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