Melanopsis (Canthidomus) jekeliusi Gillet & Marinescu, 1971

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 140

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Melanopsis (Canthidomus) jekeliusi Gillet & Marinescu, 1971


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis (Canthidomus) jekeliusi Gillet & Marinescu, 1971  [invalid]

Original source.

Gillet and Marinescu 1971: 55, pl. 22, figs 20-30.

Type horizon.

Transdanubian, Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Radmanest” (Fuchs 1870: 353) [Rădmănești], Romania.


Replacement name for the junior homonyms Melanopsis fuchsi  Brusina, 1902, non Handmann, 1882 and Melanopsis hungarica  Pallary, 1916, non Kormos, 1904, which were in turn introduced for Melania costata  sensu Fuchs, 1870, non Olivier, 1804. However, already Strausz (1941) had introduced Melanopsis confusa  as replacement name, which makes Melanopsis jekeliusi  its junior objective synonym.