Melanopsis oxyacantha Brusina, 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 206

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Melanopsis oxyacantha Brusina, 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis oxyacantha Brusina, 1902 

Original source.

Brusina 1902: pl. 7, figs 6-7.

Type horizon.

Transdanubian, Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Tihany”, Hungary.


The illustrated syntypes are stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2534-180/1-2 (Milan et al. 1974: 95).


The name “oxicanthe” as mentioned in Miletić-Spajić (1961: 252) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.