Melanopsis (Melanosteira) aetolica brevisesta [sic] Papp & Thenius, 1952

Neubauer, Thomas A., 2016, A nomenclator of extant and fossil taxa of the Melanopsidae (Gastropoda, Cerithioidea), ZooKeys 602, pp. 1-358: 61

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Melanopsis (Melanosteira) aetolica brevisesta [sic] Papp & Thenius, 1952


Taxon classification Animalia Sorbeoconcha Melanopsidae

† Melanopsis (Melanosteira) aetolica brevisesta [sic] Papp & Thenius, 1952 

Original source.

Papp and Thenius 1952: 4.

Type horizon.

Gelasian, early Pleistocene.

Type locality.

Not stated in Papp and Thenius (1952), but specified by Papp (1955) as "Angelocastron, (Agrinion)" [ Angelókastro], Greece.


Museum of Palaeontology and Geology of the University of Athens; no number indicated ( Papp 1955).


Although probably unintentionally, Papp and Thenius (1952) briefly described and thus validly introduced the taxon. The spelling “brevisesta” is probably a lapsus calami for “brevitesta” (Latin for "short shell"), as used in the re-description by Papp (1955: 126, pl. 20, figs 10-14). Nevertheless, " brevisesta  " is the correct name following Art. 32.5.1 and “brevitesta” is an incorrect subsequent spelling.