Melanoptychia acanthicula Bourguignat, 1880

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 26

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Melanoptychia acanthicula Bourguignat, 1880


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanoptychia acanthicula Bourguignat, 1880 

Original source.

Bourguignat 1880: 31.

Type horizon.

Langhian, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

“Vallée de la Cettina" [Cetina river valley], Croatia.


The name “acanthinula” as mentioned in Pallary (1926a: 74) is an incorrect subsequent spelling. Wenz (1929: 2650) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis acanthica  Neumayr, 1869.