Melanopsis taurinensis Sacco, 1889

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 276

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Melanopsis taurinensis Sacco, 1889


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis taurinensis Sacco, 1889 

Original source.

Sacco 1889: 68, pl. 2, fig. 15.

Type horizon.

Late Burdigalian, early Miocene.

Type locality.

"Colle torinesi" [Torino hills], Italy.


Homonym of the simultaneously described Melanopsis clavataurinensis  Sacco, 1889. Wenz (1928b) invalidly selected the subspecies as valid and introduced Melanopsis subcallosa  as replacement name for this species (junior objective synonym; see Art. 24.1 and 57.7).