Melanopsis lepavinensis Brusina, 1897

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 150

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Melanopsis lepavinensis Brusina, 1897


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis lepavinensis Brusina, 1897 

Original source.

Brusina 1897: 9, pl. 6, figs 17-20.

Type horizon.

Congeria rhomboidea  Zone, Portaferrian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Lepavina”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 94) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen is part of the original type series and whether it 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. 3003-649.