Melanopsis dufresnii Deshayes, 1825

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 106

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/36A7C96C-7F2D-60A6-4A91-8FE12C80DF48

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scientific name

Melanopsis dufresnii Deshayes, 1825
status

 

Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis dufresnii Deshayes, 1825 

Original source.

Deshayes 1824 - 1837: 120, pl. 12, figs 3-4.

Type horizon.

Sparnacian, early Ypresian, Eocene.

Type locality.

"Les environs de Soissons" [surroundings of Soisson], France.

Remarks.

Cossmann (1888: 280) classified the species in the genus Faunus  Montfort, 1810, Wenz (1929: 2623) affiliated it with Melanatria  Bowdich, 1822 (both Pachychilidae  ). Note that both authors gave the name as “dufresnei”, which is an incorrect subsequent spelling. Moreover, Melanatria  Bowdich, 1822 [February] is not an available name because it is a replacement name for the vernacular "Pyrene Lamarck" which was not available in nomenclature before April 1822.