Melanopsis lamarckii Deshayes, 1862

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 147

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Melanopsis lamarckii Deshayes, 1862


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis lamarckii Deshayes, 1862  [invalid]

Original source.

Deshayes 1861 - 1864: 472, pl. 31, figs 25-26.

Type horizon.

Calcaire de Montabuzard, middle–late Burdigalian.

Type locality.

“Damery”, France.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis lamarckii  Potiez & Michaud, 1838. Cossmann (1888: 279) and Wenz (1929: 2640) classified the species in the genus Faunus  Montfort, 1810 ( Pachychilidae  ). The name “lamarcki” as mentioned in Wenz is an incorrect subsequent spelling.