Melanopsis nodescens Handmann, 1882

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 193

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Melanopsis nodescens Handmann, 1882


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis nodescens Handmann, 1882 

Original source.

Handmann 1882: 557.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D, late Miocene.

Type locality.

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


Handmann (1887) listed a Melanopsis varicosa nodescens  . It is unclear whether he actually introduced a new variety or ranked the species described in 1882 as variety of Melanopsis varicosa  Handmann, 1882. Wenz (1929: 2674) considered Melanopsis nodescens  Handmann, 1882 as a junior synonym of Melanopsis bouei  Férussac, 1823.