Melanopsis (Canthidomus) plicatula Handmann, 1887

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 219

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Melanopsis (Canthidomus) plicatula Handmann, 1887


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis (Canthidomus) plicatula Handmann, 1887  [invalid]

Original source.

Handmann 1887: 30, pl. 7, figs 1-3.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone B–D, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Leobersdorf”, Austria.


Originally the gender was indicated as masculine ( “plicatulus”), but Melanopsis  is feminine, which is why the name must be " plicatula  ". Junior homonym of Melanopsis inconstans plicatula  Brusina, 1874 (see Note 1). Pallary (1916: 84) introduced Melanopsis similis  as replacement name. Wenz (1929: 2674) listed both names in synonymy of Melanopsis bouei  Férussac, 1823.