Melanopsis ovum Bourguignat, 1884

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 206

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Melanopsis ovum Bourguignat, 1884


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis ovum Bourguignat, 1884 

Original source.

Bourguignat 1884: 143.

Type locality.

"See Tiberias" ( Kobelt 1880: 17) [Sea of Galilee], Israel.


Appeared first as a nomen nudum in Locard (1883a: 202). Introduced for " Melanopsis costata  var." in Kobelt (1880: 17, pl. 188, fig. 1906). Heller et al. (2005: 246) considered the species as a junior synonym of Melanopsis jordanica  Roth, 1839.