Melanopsis anita Aldrich, 1886

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 38-39

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Melanopsis anita Aldrich, 1886


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis anita Aldrich, 1886 

Original source.

Aldrich 1886: 35, pl. 5, fig. 12.

Type horizon.

Early Eocene.

Type locality.

“Gregg’s Landing, Alabama"; Harris (1899, p. 77, pl. 10, fig. 11) designated a lectotype, United States.


Harris (1899: 77) designated a lectotype, which is stored in the collection of the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, coll. no. 638955 ( Palmer and Brann 1966: 755).


The taxon does not belong to the Melanopsidae  after Allmon (1990: 63).