Melanopsis pterochila Brusina, 1874

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 228

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Melanopsis pterochila Brusina, 1874


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis pterochila Brusina, 1874 

Original source.

Brusina 1874: 30, pl. 1, figs 5-6.

Type horizon.

Cernikian, Pliocene.

Type locality.

"Podvinje ( Čaplja) [ Čaplja trench near Slavonski Brod]; Kovačevac”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 96) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen 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. 3741-1381.


The name “pterochyla” as mentioned in Pană (2003: 322) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.