Melanopsis constricta nowskaensis Wenz, 1928

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 196-197

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Melanopsis constricta nowskaensis Wenz, 1928


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

† Melanopsis constricta nowskaensis Wenz, 1928 

Original source.

Wenz 1928a: 120.

Type horizon.

Cernikian, Pliocene.

Type locality.

"Novska (Bukovica)" ( Brusina 1897: 7), Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 88) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen was the only one Brusina had at hand when describing M. [ constricta  ] subcostata  (holotype by monotypy, Art. 73.1.2). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2993-639.


Replacement name for Melanopsis constricta subcostata  Brusina, 1897, non Melanopsis subcostata  d’Orbigny, 1850. The name “novskaensis” as mentioned in Wenz (1929: 2696) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.