Melanopsis porumbari Porumbaru, 1881

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 220

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Melanopsis porumbari Porumbaru, 1881


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis porumbari Porumbaru, 1881 

Original source.

Porumbaru 1881: 29, pl. 7, fig. 5, pl. 9, fig. 3.

Type horizon.

Early–middle Romanian, Pliocene.

Type locality.

"Cretzesci et Podari" [Crețești and Podari], Romania.


Porumbaru attributed the authority to Brusina, but there is not clear evidence that the description really derived from that author. The name “porumbarui” as mentioned in Fontannes (1887: 336), Stefanescu (1896: 134) and Wenz (1929: 2806) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.