Melanopsis kleinii Kurr, 1856

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 143

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Melanopsis kleinii Kurr, 1856


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis kleinii Kurr, 1856 

Original source.

Kurr 1856: 42.

Type horizon.

Middle–late Burdigalian, early Miocene.

Type locality.

"Zwiefalten und Andelfingen" ( Dunker 1848: 159), Germany.


Introduced for Melanopsis praerosa  [= Melanopsis praemorsa  ] sensu Dunker, 1848 and Klein, 1852, non Linnaeus, 1758. The name " kleini  " as mentioned in Wenz (1929: 2762) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.