Melanopsis eocenica Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 114

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Melanopsis eocenica Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis eocenica Pallary, 1916 

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 79.

Type horizon.

Sparnacian, early Ypresian, Eocene.

Type locality.

"Mont Bernon bei Epernay" (only this locality is the type locality as Pallary clearly referred to the specimen illustrated by Sandberger 1870 - 1875: pl. 9, fig. 5), France.


Introduced for Melania buccinoidea  sensu Sandberger, 1870. Wenz (1929: 2660) considered that record a junior synonym of Melanopsis antidiluviana  (Poiret, 1801). The name “eocaenica” as mentioned in Wenz (1929: 2662) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.