Melanopsis visianiana f. costulata Brusina, 1897

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 86-87

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Melanopsis visianiana f. costulata Brusina, 1897


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis visianiana f. costulata Brusina, 1897  [invalid]

Original source.

Brusina 1897: 12, pl. 5, fig. 6.

Type horizon.

Langhian, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

“Miočić”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 99) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen was the only one Brusina had at hand (holotype by monotypy, Art. 73.1.2). The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2981-627/2.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis inconstans costulata  Brusina, 1874 (see Note 1). Currently considered as a junior synonym of Melanopsis visianiana  Brusina, 1874 ( Neubauer et al. 2016b: 25).