Melanopsis entzi Brusina, 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 113-114

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Melanopsis entzi Brusina, 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis entzi Brusina, 1902 

Original source.

Brusina 1902: pl. 6, figs 34-37.

Type horizon.

Transdanubian, Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Tihany; Kenese" [Tihany; Balatonkenese], Hungary.


Milan et al. (1974: 90) defined a “lectosyntypus”, a term not accepted by the Code, based on the specimen from Tihany illustrated by Brusina (1902: pl. 6, figs 34 -36). This fixation is insufficient for a valid lectotype designation (Art. 74). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2515-161/1-2.


Bartha (1955: 294) considered this taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis fuchsi  Handmann, 1882.