Melanopsis brownii Etheridge, 1879

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 63

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Melanopsis brownii Etheridge, 1879


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

† ? Melanopsis brownii Etheridge, 1879 

Original source.

Etheridge 1879: 87, pl. 7, fig. 4.

Type horizon.

Pebasian, late Cenozoic.

Type locality.

“Canama”, Peru.


Currently considered to belong in the genus Verena  H. Adams & A. Adams, 1854 ( Thiaridae  ) ( Nuttall 1990: 256). The name “browni” as given by Nuttall (1990) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.