Contributions to Zoology, 67 (4) 257- 266 (1998)Cees H.J. Hof: Late Cretaceous stomatopods (Crustacea: Malacostraca) from Israel and Jordan

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Abstract

The eryonid decapod Eryon yehoachi Remy & Avnimelech, 1955, from the Late Cretaceous of Israel, is redescribed as a fossil stomatopod species within the new genus Ursquilla. This redescription is based on the original type specimen and two additional records from Israel and Jordan. The material allows a detailed reconstruction of the telson, the sixth abdominal tergite, and part of the uropods. The distinct telson ornamentation of these stomatopods justifies the erection of a new family within the superfamily of the Squilloidea.