Melanopsis cariosa var. turrita Rossmaessler , 1854

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 287-288

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Melanopsis cariosa var. turrita Rossmaessler , 1854


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis cariosa var. turrita Rossmaessler, 1854  [invalid]

Original source.

Rossmässler 1854-1859: 33, pl. 68, fig. 846.

Type locality.

"Im Gebiet des unteren Guadalquivir" [in the lower Guadalquivir river], Spain.


Rossmässler (1854) based this new variety entirely on Melanopsis sevillensis  Grateloup, 1840, arguing that "Grateloup elevated this variety to species level without reason". Thus, Melanopsis turrita  is an objective synonym of Melanopsis sevillensis  .