Melanopsis cosmanni [sic] Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 83

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Melanopsis cosmanni [sic] Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis cosmanni [sic] Pallary, 1916  [invalid]

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 80.

Type horizon.

Cernikian, Pliocene.

Type locality.

"De Slavonie" ( Cossmann 1909: 176), Croatia.


Introduced for Melania costata  sensu Cossmann, 1909, non Olivier, 1804. The name was corrected to " cossmanni  " by Neubauer et al. (2014a: 461), which is a justified emendation according to Art. 32.5.1 and 33.2.2. Wenz (1929) considered all records of " Melania costata  " from the Pliocene of Slavonia to represent the same species and synonymized them with Melanopsis abbreviata cosmanni  . Obviously, he was unaware that Melanopsis croatica  Brusina, 1884 is the first available name for them (see also discussion of Melanopsis pseudocostata  Oppenheim, 1890).