Melanopsis albasensis Wenz, 1919

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 32

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Melanopsis albasensis Wenz, 1919


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis albasensis Wenz, 1919  [invalid]

Original source.

Wenz 1919a: 73.

Type horizon.

Middle Lutetian, Eocene.

Type locality.

"Au Nord d’Albas” ( Doncieux 1908: 204), France.


Introduced as replacement name for the junior homonym Melanopsis nodosa  Doncieux, 1908, non Férussac, 1822, for which Pallary (1916) had already introduced Melanopsis doncieuxi  as replacement name. Thus, Melanopsis albasensis  is a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis doncieuxi  Pallary, 1916.