Melanopsis insignis Locard, 1883

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 137

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Melanopsis insignis Locard, 1883


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis insignis Locard, 1883 

Original source.

Locard 1883a: 202.

Type locality.

“Samava” [As Samawah], Iraq.


Appeared first as a nomen nudum in Martens (1874: 43, 67). Locard (1883a) introduced the species by referring to " Melanopsis Turcica  de Mousson [...] 1874, p. 44" [act. p. 49], which he obviously considered different from the variety described in Mousson (1874: 33).