Journal of Crustacean Biology
In 1879 Norman described Spencebatea abyssicola, new genus, new species, on the basis of a single specimen from a deep-sea site off Ireland. The species was transferred to the genus Cumella by Stebbing in 1913, where it has remained. A reexamination of the specimen indicated that it belongs to the genus Procampylaspis since it possesses the recurved, tooth-bearing dactyl on maxilliped 2 which characterizes the genus. Seven other genera also exhibit modified dactyls on maxilliped 2, and, in addition, have styliform mandible molars, thus forming a coherent group within the family Nannastacidae.
Watling, Les, "On the Identity of Spencebatea Abyssicola (Cumacea), with Additional Observations on the Genera Allied to Procampylaspis" (1998). Marine Sciences Faculty Scholarship. 84.
Watling L. On the Identity of Spencebatea Abyssicola (Cumacea), with Additional Observations on the Genera Allied to Procampylaspis. Journal of Crustacean Biology. 1998;18(1): 205-209.
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