Melanopsis scalaris Handmann, 1882 [invalid]

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 243-244

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Melanopsis scalaris Handmann, 1882 [invalid]


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis scalaris Handmann, 1882 [invalid] 

Original source.

Handmann 1882: 559.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D, late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Kottingbrunn [...] Ziegelei a", Austria.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis scalaris  Gassies, 1856. Pallary (1916: 83) introduced Melanopsis limbata  as replacement name. Wenz (1929: 2741) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis haueri  Handmann, 1882.