Melanopsis guernei Brusina, 1902

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 135

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Melanopsis guernei Brusina, 1902


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis guernei Brusina, 1902 

Original source.

Brusina 1902: pl. 5, fig. 60.

Type horizon.

Middle Pannonian, late Miocene.

Type locality.

“Markuševec”, Croatia.


Milan et al. (1974: 91) indicated a holotype, but it is uncertain whether the specimen is part of the original type series and whether it 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. 2500-146.


The name “guerneri” as mentioned in Wenz (1929: 2736) is an incorrect subsequent spelling.