Melanopsis moussoni Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 187

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Melanopsis moussoni Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis moussoni Pallary, 1916  [invalid]

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 81.

Type locality.

"Dans les eaux de l’ancien Léonthes” ( Mousson 1854: 51) [in the Litani river], Lebanon.


Replacement name for Melanopsis brevis  Parreyss in Mousson, 1854, non Sowerby, 1826, for which already Blanckenhorn (1897) had introduced Melanopsis media  as replacement name. Thus, Melanopsis moussoni  is a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis media  .