Melanopsis dalmatina Brusina, 1884

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 94

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Melanopsis dalmatina Brusina, 1884


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis dalmatina Brusina, 1884  [invalid]

Original source.

Brusina 1884b: 55.

Type horizon.

Early Langhian, middle Miocene.

Type locality.

"Oberes Niveau v. Zupića potok" (p. 47) [upper horizon of the Župića potok (near Sinj)], Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 90) stated that Brusina (1897) had indicated one of the specimens illustrated by him (pl. 5, fig. 10) as type. However, it is uncertain whether the specimen actually derives from the original type series. The specimen is stored in the Croatian Natural History Museum, Zagreb, coll. no. 2984-630/1.


Junior secondary homonym of Melanoptychia dalmatina  Bourguignat, 1880.