Melanopsis (Macrospira) rapiformis Sandberger, 1871

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 232

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Melanopsis (Macrospira) rapiformis Sandberger, 1871


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis (Macrospira) rapiformis Sandberger, 1871 

Original source.

Sandberger 1870 - 1875: pl. 13, figs 3-3b.

Type horizon.

Bartonian, Eocene.

Type locality.

"Castres (Tarn)", France.


Plate 13 of Sandberger’s monograph appeared in 1871, whereas the description on p. 222 was issued in 1872 ( Woodward 1906). Erroneously given as " Melanopsis proboscidea  Desh." in plate captions.