Melanopsis sostarici Brusina, 1897

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 256

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Melanopsis sostarici Brusina, 1897


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis sostarici Brusina, 1897 

Original source.

Brusina 1897: 8, pl. 6, figs 9-12.

Type horizon.

Latest Burdigalian, early Miocene.

Type locality.

“Dugoselo”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 97) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen was the only one Brusina had at hand (holotype by monotypy, Art. 73.1.2). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2999-645.