Melanopsis aegea Tournouer , 1875,

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 29

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Melanopsis aegea Tournouer , 1875


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis aegea Tournouer, 1875 

Original source.

Tournouër 1875: 76.

Type horizon.

Phoka to Elia Formation, Plio-Pleistocene.

Type locality.

"[Prope vicum Antimaki et prope civitatem Cos], in loco Hagios-Foukas" [near near the village Antimácheia and near the city of Kos, in the locality Ágios Fokás], Greece.


The name “aegaea” as mentioned in Tournouër (1876: 453), Wenz (1929: 2653) and Willmann (1981: 174) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.