Melanopsis ripajensis [sic] Pallary, 1916 [invalid]

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 235-236

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Melanopsis ripajensis [sic] Pallary, 1916 [invalid]


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis ripajensis [sic] Pallary, 1916 [invalid] 

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 86.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D–E, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Ripanj” ( Brusina 1902: captions of pl. 5), Serbia.


Introduced by Pallary (1916) for the alleged junior homonym " Melanopsis paulovici  Brusina, 1902", non Bourguignat, 1880. However, Brusina (1902) had named his species " pavlovici  ", which makes Melanopsis ripajensis  its junior objective synonym. Note that Art. 58.4. (regarding the use of u or v for the same Latin letter) does not apply here, because the names are not based on Latin words but on the names of two different persons.