Parastenocaris hispanica n. sp. is described from hyporheic groundwaters in Spain. The phylogenetic position of the new species within the fontinalis-group Lang is discussed. As a result P. fontinalis meridionalis Rouch is elevated to species rank. The fontinalis-group is characterized by six autapomorphic characters.

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Arbizu, P. M. (1997). Parastenocaris hispanica n. sp. (Copepoda: Harpacticoida: Parastenocarididae) from hyporheic groundwaters in Spain and its phylogenetic position within the fontinalis-group of species. Contributions to Zoology, 66(4), 215–226.