Melania patula Bellardi & Michelotti, 1841

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 210

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Melania patula Bellardi & Michelotti, 1841


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melania patula Bellardi & Michelotti, 1841 

Original source.

Bellardi and Michelotti 1841: 163, pl. 7, figs 8-9.

Type horizon.

Late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Del Tortonese" [from the region of Tortona], Italy.


Bellardi and Michelotti attributed the authority to Bonelli (1827), which is an unpublished collection catalogue. Considered to belong in the genus Amphimelania  by Wenz (1929: 2876).