Melanopsis obesa Brot, 1868

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 197

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Melanopsis obesa Brot, 1868


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis obesa Brot, 1868  [invalid]

Original source.

Brot 1868: 57, pl. 1, figs 14-15.

Type locality.

"Prope Cehejin Prov. Murcia" [near Cehegín, prov. Murcia], Spain.


The species was described as " Melanopsis obesa  Guirao mss.". Although Brot (1868) denoted “(Guirao)” after the description of the species as well, it is clear from the text that Brot described it. Junior homonym of Melanopsis obesa  Gassies, 1856. Bourguignat (1884) introduced Melanopsis guiraoi  as replacement name.