Melanopsis brevis Parreyss in Mousson, 1854

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 60

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Melanopsis brevis Parreyss in Mousson, 1854


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis brevis Parreyss in Mousson, 1854  [invalid]

Original source.

Mousson 1854: 51.

Type locality.

"Dans les eaux de l’ancien Léonthes” [in the Litani river], Lebanon.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis brevis  Sowerby, 1826. Blanckenhorn (1897) introduced Melanopsis maroccana media  as replacement name (see also Melanopsis moussoni  Pallary, 1916). The authority is clear from the discussion provided in Mousson (1854); in fact, Mousson even seemed to doubt the specific separation of this taxon from other melanopsids.