Melanopsis fusiformis Gassies, 1870

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 127

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Melanopsis fusiformis Gassies, 1870


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

Melanopsis fusiformis Gassies, 1870  [invalid]

Original source.

Gassies 1870: 148.

Type locality.

"Prope Kanala; insula Ouen" [near Canala; Île Ouen], New Caledonia.


Junior homonym of Melanopsis fusiformis  Sowerby, 1822. Gassies (1880) introduced Melanopsis rossiteri  as replacement name. Unaware of this, Pallary (1916) introduced Melanopsis cookiana  as replacement name, which is its junior objective synonym.