Melanopsis friedeli Brusina, 1885

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 125

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Melanopsis friedeli Brusina, 1885


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis friedeli Brusina, 1885 

Original source.

Brusina 1885: 160.

Type horizon.

Cernikian, Pliocene.

Type locality.

"Kravarsko und Podvornica", Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 91) defined a neotype based on the specimens illustrated by Brusina (1897: 8, pl. 6, figs 5-8) because the specimen from 1885 was apparently lost. The type fixation is insufficient with respect to Art. 75.3 of the Code. The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2998-644.