Melanopsis gibbosula Grateloup, 1838

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 131

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Melanopsis gibbosula Grateloup, 1838


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis gibbosula Grateloup, 1838 

Original source.

Grateloup 1838: 141, pl. 4, fig. 50.

Type horizon.

Chattian–Burdigalian (?), late Oligocene–early Miocene.

Type locality.

"Dax. [...] d’Abesse et de Quillac à Saint-Paul" [Dax; Abesse and Quillac at Saint-Paul-lès-Dax], France.


Wenz (1929: 2774) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of " Melanopsis major  Férussac, 1823", which is not an available name.