Melania obeloides Tausch, 1886

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 197

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Melania obeloides Tausch, 1886


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melania obeloides Tausch, 1886 

Original source.

Tausch 1886: 7, pl. 1, figs 16-19.

Type horizon.

Late Santonian–early Campanian, late Cretaceous.

Type locality.

"Csingerthal bei Ajka" [Csinger valley near Ajka], Hungary.


The species was attributed to the genus Esperiana  by Bandel and Riedel (1994: 20). That classification was, however, doubted by Neubauer et al. (2016a: 127) based on the large stratigraphic gap between this Cretaceous species and other representatives that appeared not before the late Miocene.