Melania buccinoidea Olivier, 1801

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 64

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Melania buccinoidea Olivier, 1801


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melania buccinoidea Olivier, 1801 

Original source.

Olivier 1801: 297, pl. 17, fig. 8.

Type locality.

"De Scio, de presque toutes les îles de l’Archipel, de Crète, de Syrie" [from Chios, from almost all islands of the Archipelago, from Crete (Greece), from Syria].


Today combined as Melanopsis buccinoidea  , the species is one of the few stable taxa in melanopsid taxonomy (e.g., Glaubrecht 1996).