Melanopsis lanzaeana Brusina, 1874

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 149

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Melanopsis lanzaeana Brusina, 1874


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis lanzaeana Brusina, 1874 

Original source.

Brusina 1874: 34.

Type horizon.

Langhian, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

“Ribarić; Turjake [Turjaci]", Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 94) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen is part of the original type series and whether it was the only one Brusina had at hand (holotype by monotypy, Art. 73.1.2). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2982-628.


The name " lanzae  " as mentioned in Olujić (1999: 20, 49) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.