Melanopsis inexspectata Willmann, 1981

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 135

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Melanopsis inexspectata Willmann, 1981


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis inexspectata Willmann, 1981 

Original source.

Willmann 1981: 193.

Type horizon.

Gurniati Formation, late Pliocene to early Pleistocene.

Type locality.

“Küstenaufschluß ca. 4 km südwestl. von Kardhamena/Kos (Profil K 3)" [section K 3, ca. 4 km southwest of Kardámaina, Kos Island], Greece.


Geological-Paleontological Institute, University of Kiel, Germany; no number indicated.


The name “inexpectata” as given by Kapan Yeşilyurt and Taner (2002: 107) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.