Melanopsis hoernesi Sandberger, 1872

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 135

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Melanopsis hoernesi Sandberger, 1872


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis hoernesi Sandberger, 1872 

Original source.

Sandberger 1870 - 1875: pl. 25, figs 32-32a.

Type horizon.

Burdigalian, early Miocene.

Type locality.

"St. Paul, Mandillot (Landes)", France.


Plate 25 of Sandberger’s monograph was issued in 1872, while the description on p. 512 appeared in 1875 ( Woodward 1906). Introduced for Melanopsis buccinoides  [sic] sensu Grateloup, 1840, non Olivier, 1801, for which d’Orbigny (1852) had already introduced Melanopsis subbuccinoides  as replacement name. Hence, Melanopsis hoernesi  is a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis subbuccinoides  . Sandberger attributed the authority to Mayer, apparently based on an "in schedis" determination.