Melanopsis subaffinis Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 265

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Melanopsis subaffinis Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis subaffinis Pallary, 1916  [invalid]

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 82.

Type horizon.

Pannonian, zone D, late Miocene.

Type locality.

"Kottingbrunn [...] Ziegelei a" ( Handmann 1882: 558), Austria.


Replacement name for the alleged junior homonym Melanopsis affinis  Handmann, 1882, "non Férussac, 1823". The latter name is, however, unavailable from Férussac (1823) but was introduced validly by Pallary (1916), who referred to an illustration in Férussac (1823) (see discussion of Melanopsis affinis  ). This makes Melanopsis subaffinis  an objective synonym of Melanopsis affinis  Handmann, 1882 and Melanopsis affinis  Pallary, 1916 a junior homonym of Melanopsis affinis  Handmann, 1882. Melanopsis subaffinis  was considered as a junior synonym of Melanopsis bouei  by Wenz (1929: 2681).