Melanopsis parva Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 209

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Melanopsis parva Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis parva Pallary, 1916 

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 78.

Type horizon.

Burdigalian, early Miocene (?).

Type locality.

“Dax”, France.


Pallary (1916, 1920) erroneously treated " parva  " as available name attributed to Férussac (1823), who solely used the word as descriptive term (Latin “small”). The name became nevertheless available from Pallary (1916) who associated the name with an illustration in Férussac (1823: pl. 8, fig. 5). Cossmann and Peyrot (1918: 485) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis subbuccinoides  d’Orbigny, 1852.