Melanopsis cognata Brusina, 1878

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 76

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Melanopsis cognata Brusina, 1878


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis cognata Brusina, 1878 

Original source.

Brusina 1878: 349.

Type horizon.

Late Portaferrian, late Miocene–early Pliocene.

Type locality.

"Karlowitz [...] Görgetek in Syrmien" ( Neumayr and Paul 1875: 49) [Karlovci; Grgeteg], Serbia.


Milan et al. (1974: 88) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen 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. 3001-647.


Introduced for " Melanopsis cf. visianiana  " in Neumayr and Paul, 1875, non Brusina, 1874.