Melanopsis acicularis Ferussac , 1823

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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Melanopsis acicularis Ferussac , 1823


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis acicularis Ferussac, 1823 

Original source.

Férussac 1823: 160.

Type locality.

"La rivière de Laybach. [...] Les eaux thermales de Weslau, près de Vienne. [...] Le Danube, à Wissegrad et à Bude. [...] de l’île de Wight" [Ljubljanica river; in the thermal water of Vöslau near Vienna; in the Danube, at Visegrád and Budapest; from the Isle of Wight], Slovenia.


Partly a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis subulata  Sowerby, 1822 (regarding the specimen of the Isle of Wight) and Melanopsis daudebartii  [Prevost], 1821 (regarding the Vöslau material), which Férussac considered varieties of Melanopsis acicularis  and listed in synonymy. Currently considered as a junior synonym or subspecies of Microcolpia daudebartii  [Prevost], 1821, respectively ( Welter-Schultes 2012: 36; Neubauer et al. 2014d).