Melanopsis cookiana Pallary, 1916

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 81

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Melanopsis cookiana Pallary, 1916


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis cookiana Pallary, 1916  [invalid]

Original source.

Pallary 1916: 82.

Type locality.

"Prope Kanala [...]; insula Ouen" ( Gassies 1870: 148) [near Canala; Île Ouen], New Caledonia.


Replacement name for the junior homonym Melanopsis fusiformis  Gassies, 1870, non Sowerby, 1822, for which Gassies (1880) had already introduced Melanopsis rossiteri  as replacement name. Thus, Melanopsis cookiana  is a junior objective synonym of Melanopsis rossiteri  .