|Late Cretaceous stomatopods (Crustacea: Malacostraca) from Israel and Jordan|
Hof, C.H.J. (1998). Late Cretaceous stomatopods (Crustacea: Malacostraca) from Israel and Jordan. Contributions to Zoology 67(4): 257-266
In: Contributions to Zoology. SPB Academic Publishing: Amsterdam. ISSN 1383-4517, more
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.