Melanopsis livida Gassies, 1861

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 154

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Melanopsis livida Gassies, 1861


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis livida Gassies, 1861  [invalid]

Original source.

Gassies 1861: 290, pl. 7, fig. 9.

Type locality.

"Le Diahot à Balade" [in the Diahot river at Balade], New Caledonia.


Replacement name for the presumed secondary homonym Melanopsis lineolata  Gassies, 1856, non Melania lineolata  Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon, 1833. Secondary homonymy, however, is not given anymore, since Melania lineolata  Gray was recently shown to belong to the genus Cerithidea  Swainson, 1840 ( Potamididae  ) by Reid (2014) (see also Art. 59.3). (Note, moreover, that Melania lineolata  Gray is a junior homonym of Melania lineolata  Wood, 1828). Melanopsis livida  is a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis lineolata  Gassies. Brot (1879: 444) considered the taxon as a junior synonym of Melanopsis frustulum  Morelet, 1857.