Melanopsis proteus Tournouer , 1875,

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 224

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Melanopsis proteus Tournouer , 1875


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis proteus Tournouer, 1875 

Original source.

Tournouër 1875: 77.

Type horizon.

Tafi Formation, early Pleistocene.

Type locality.

"Prope vicum Antimaki" [near the village Antimácheia, Kos Island], Greece.


The species epithet is a noun in apposition (named after the Greek God Proteus) and needs not to agree in gender with the generic name (Art. 31.2.1).