Melanopsis sinjana Brusina, 1874

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 253

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Melanopsis sinjana Brusina, 1874


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis sinjana Brusina, 1874 

Original source.

Brusina 1874: 32, pl. 1, figs 1-2.

Type horizon.

Early Langhian, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

"Sinj ( Stuparuša)”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 97) defined a “neotype” based on one of the specimens illustrated by Brusina (1897). It is uncertain, however, whether the specimen was part of the original type series, which would qualify it as lectotype. Nonetheless, the type fixation is insufficient with respect to Art. 75.3 of the Code. The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2974-620/1.