Melanopsis constricta Brusina, 1878

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 79-80

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Melanopsis constricta Brusina, 1878


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis constricta Brusina, 1878 

Original source.

Brusina 1878: 348.

Type horizon.

Cernikian, Pliocene.

Type locality.

“Kozarica” [Kozarice], Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 88) stated that Brusina (1897) had indicated one of the specimens illustrated by him (pl. 5, fig. 21) as type. However, it is uncertain whether the specimen actually derives from the original type series. The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2992-638/1.