Melanopsis bouei var. spinosa Handmann, 1882

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 259

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Melanopsis bouei var. spinosa Handmann, 1882


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis bouei var. spinosa Handmann, 1882 

Original source.

Handmann 1882: 557.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D, late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Kottingbrunn [...] Ziegelei a", Austria.


Papp (1953b) listed this variety together with Melanopsis bouei ventricosa  Handmann, 1882 in synonymy of Melanopsis rarispina  Lörenthey, 1902, although Handmann’s taxa were published earlier. The name ventricosa  Handmann is a junior homonym of Melanopsis ventricosa  Neumayr, 1880 and thus invalid, but spinosa  is available and has priority over rarispina  .