Melanopsis oranensis Pallary, 1926

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 202-203

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Melanopsis oranensis Pallary, 1926


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis oranensis Pallary, 1926 

Original source.

Pallary 1926c: 286, figs 1-4.

Type horizon.


Type locality.

“D’un puits, profond de 25 mètres, situé dans la propriété Lamur, sur la rive gauche d’un ravinement creusé par les eaux pluviales dans une dépression de terrain, perpendiculaire au chemin d’Aïn Beïda” (p. 284) [from a well, 25 m deep, located in the village Lamur (near Oran) on the left bank of a ravine carved by rainwater in a depression in the ground, perpendicular to the path from ‘Aïn el Beïda], Algeria.


Pallary cited in the synonymy list his paper on the fauna of the “Berbérie”, which appeared in the Journal de Conchyliologie. That work, however, was not published before March 1928.