Melanopsis pygmaea obesa Brusina, 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 198

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Melanopsis pygmaea obesa Brusina, 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

† Melanopsis pygmaea obesa Brusina, 1902  [invalid]

Original source.

Brusina 1902: pl. 5, figs 39-41.

Type horizon.

Middle Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Markuševec”, Croatia.


The illustrated syntypes are stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2492-138, 2493-139 (Milan et al. 1974: 96).


Junior homonym of Melanopsis obesa  Gassies, 1856. It was considered as a junior synonym of Melanopsis pygmaea  Hörnes, 1856 by Wenz (1929: 2814).