Purpuroidea blaschkei Schenk, 1969

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 55

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Purpuroidea blaschkei Schenk, 1969


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Purpuroidea blaschkei Schenk, 1969 

Original source.

Schenk 1969: 39, pl. 1, fig. 15.

Type horizon.

Late Santonian to early Campanian, late Cretaceous.

Type locality.

“Zöttbachalm bei Brandenberg, Tirol" [ Zöttbachalm near Brandenberg, Tyrol], Austria.


The species was originally attributed to the marine genus Purpuroidea  Lycett, 1848 ( Purpuroideidae  ), but considered as a junior synonym of the melanopsid Megalonoda spiniger  (Sowerby in Sedgwick & Murchison, 1832) by Kollmann (1984: 58).