Melanopsis kispatici Brusina, 1897

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 142

publication ID

publication LSID

persistent identifier

treatment provided by

ZooKeys by Pensoft

scientific name

Melanopsis kispatici Brusina, 1897


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis kispatici Brusina, 1897 

Original source.

Brusina 1897: 10.

Type horizon.

Langhian, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

“Miočić”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 93) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen is part of the original type series and whether it was the only one Brusina had at hand (holotype by monotypy, Art. 73.1.2). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2970-616.


Neubauer et al. (2013: 135) considered this taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis lyrata  Neumayr, 1869.