Melanopsis cerithiformis Watelet, 1851

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 72

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Melanopsis cerithiformis Watelet, 1851


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis cerithiformis Watelet, 1851 

Original source.

Watelet 1851: 121, pl. 1, figs 1-2.

Type horizon.

Cuisian, late Ypresian, Eocene.

Type locality.

“Mercin” [Mercin-et-Vaux], France.


Cossmann (1888: 279) classified the species in the genus Faunus  Montfort, 1810 ( Pachychilidae  ). Wenz (1929: 2637) apparently agreed with that classification but listed it a second time (p. 2563) in synonymy of Semisinus  [= Hemisinus  ] resectus (Deshayes, 1834).