Melanopsis pyramidalis Pallary, 1920

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 230

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Melanopsis pyramidalis Pallary, 1920


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis pyramidalis Pallary, 1920 

Original source.

Pallary 1920b: 117.

Type horizon.

Early Rupelian, Oligocene.

Type locality.

"Grossalmerode, Oberzwehren, Mardorf bei Wabern, Frielendorf, Kirchhain, Dannerod, Ofleiden, Mardorf an der Ohm" ( Ludwig 1865: 71), Germany.


Introduced for Melanopsis praerosa  [= Melanopsis praemorsa  ] sensu Ludwig, 1865, non Linnaeus, 1758. It was regarded a junior synonym by Wenz (1929: 2740) because Sandberger (1873: 315) had already introduced Melanopsis hassiaca  as replacement name for misidentified Melanopsis praemorsa  from that region and time period. Since Sandberger did not explicitly refer to Ludwig’s material, pyramidalis  and hassiaca  are not objective synonyms.