Melanopsis mucronifera Kormos, 1905

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 187

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Melanopsis mucronifera Kormos, 1905


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis mucronifera Kormos, 1905 

Original source.

Kormos 1905: 395, 442, pl. 2, fig. 1.

Type horizon.

Late Pleistocene–early Holocene.

Type locality.

“Püspökfürdő” [Băile 1 Mai, Lake Pețea], Romania.


Obviously unaware of the fact that variety names are available in nomenclature as species-group names, Kormos (1903) stated in the description of his new variety Melanopsis sikorai carinata  that, if raised to species, he suggests " Melanopsis mucronifera  " as name for the taxon. Both names were simultaneously published and are objective synonyms. Since Melanopsis carinata  Kormos is a junior homonym of Melanopsis carinata  Sowerby, 1826, Melanopsis mucronifera  is the valid name of the taxon. Neubauer et al. (2014d) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of Microcolpia parreyssii sikorai  (Brusina, 1903).