Melanopsis sparnacensis Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 257

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Melanopsis sparnacensis Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis sparnacensis Pallary, 1916 

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 77.

Type horizon.

Sparnacian, early Ypresian, Eocene.

Type locality.

“Épernay”, France.


Based on a specimen illustrated by Férussac (1823: pl. 7, fig. 7) as " Melanopsis buccinoidea  var. γ) antiqua  ; elongata  ". Note that Melanopsis sparnacensis  was not included in the catalogus of Wenz (1929).