Melanopsis capulus Handmann, 1882

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 67

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Melanopsis capulus Handmann, 1882


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis capulus Handmann, 1882 

Original source.

Handmann 1882: 554.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D, late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Kottingbrunn [...] Ziegelei a", Austria.


The species epithet is a noun in apposition and needs not to agree in gender with the generic name (Art. 31.2.1). Wenz (1929: 2718) considered this taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis fossilis  (Gmelin, 1791).