Melanopsis buccinulum Melleville, 1843

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 64

publication ID

http://dx.doi.org/10.3897/zookeys.602.8136

publication LSID

lsid:zoobank.org:pub:65EFA276-7345-4AC6-9B78-DBE7E98D6103

persistent identifier

http://treatment.plazi.org/id/3623A4AF-1A13-5CB7-FF1D-A4ECCDF77D3B

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scientific name

Melanopsis buccinulum Melleville, 1843
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis buccinulum Melleville, 1843 

Original source.

Melleville 1843: 95, pl. 4, figs 13-15.

Type horizon.

Thanetian, Paleocene.

Type locality.

“Châlons” [ Châlons-sur-Vesle], France.

Remarks.

Perhaps unaware of Melleville’s publication, Deshayes (1862: 469, pl. 31, figs 11-13) erroneously described this species as new: he marked the name with “Desh.”, provided a Latin diagnosis and did not list any citations. Judging from the illustrations in both works, Deshayes’ species is undoubtedly the same as Melleville’s. Moreover, both were recorded from the same locality ( Châlons-sur-Vesles).