Melanopsis broti Neumayr, 1880

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 62-63

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Melanopsis broti Neumayr, 1880


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis broti Neumayr, 1880 

Original source.

Neumayr 1880b: 295, pl. 1, fig. 29.

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Type locality.

"Zwischen Pylle und Antimachia" [between Pýli and Antimácheia, Kos Island], Greece.


Pallary (1925) and Wenz (1929) erroneously referred to it as homonym of " Melanopsis broti  " Gassies, 1874, which was actually introduced as Melanopsis brotiana  . The replacement name Melanopsis cosiana  Pallary, 1925 is thus invalid as it is a junior objective synonym (see also Willmann 1981).