Melania (Melanopsis) parreyssii Philippi, 1847

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 209

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Melania (Melanopsis) parreyssii Philippi, 1847


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melania (Melanopsis) parreyssii Philippi, 1847 

Original source.

Philippi 1847: 176, pl. 4, fig. 15.

Type horizon.

Late Pleistocene to Recent.

Type locality.

“Hungaria” [no locality indicated], Hungary? (at that time, the kingdom Hungary covered large parts of Romania and northern Croatia).


Philippi attributed the authority to Johann Georg Megerle von Mühlfeld, apparently based on an "in schedis" determination. The name " parreyssi  " as mentioned in Brusina (1903), Kormos (1905) and Paucă (1937) is an incorrect subsequent spelling (see also Neubauer et al. 2014d).