Melanopsis (? Macrospira) brevis Doncieux, 1908

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 61

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Melanopsis (? Macrospira) brevis Doncieux, 1908


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis (? Macrospira) brevis Doncieux, 1908  [invalid]

Original source.

Doncieux 1908: 205, pl. 11, figs 13 a–b.

Type horizon.

Middle Lutetian, Eocene.

Type locality.

"Au Nord d’Albas”, France.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis brevis  Sowerby, 1826. Pallary (1916: 81) introduced Melanopsis abbreviata  as replacement name, which is itself a junior homonym of Melanopsis abbreviata  Brusina, 1874 (see Melanopsis doncieuxi  Wenz, 1919 and Melanopsis atacica  Wenz, 1928).